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March 2020

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Official Opposition Saskatchewan Caucus Calls For A Halt To The Carbon Tax

The Official Opposition Saskatchewan Caucus sent a letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau calling for a full exemption from the carbon tax for all farming fuels and an immediate cancellation of the i... read more..

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Carbon Tax Increase Takes Effect

It’s another hit in the pocketbook for Farmers. The Federal Government’s plans to increase the Federal Carbon Tax took effect on April 1st. Darryl Fransoo a Director with the Western Can... read more..

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Canadian and Chinese Officials Discuss Canola Trade

The Canola Council of Canada says Canadian and Chinese government officials had a call Monday to discuss the trading conditions for canola seed. China telling officials here that the current trade in... read more..

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COVID-19 Farm Survey Launched

  The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has launched a weekly online survey to collect information on how COVID-19 is impacting producers at the farm gate. President Todd Lewis read more..

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Canola Council Releases Statement On Market Access To China

The Canola Council of Canada has the following statement: The world remains gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic and global supply chains to feed people and animals are more important than ever.  &n... read more..

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Canadian Foodgrains Bank Monitoring COVID-19 Situation Closely

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is keeping very close watch on the COVID-19 situation as the virus could impact the organization's operations in two ways. Executive Director Jim Cornelius says there is ... read more..

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DOT Technology Sells To Raven Industries

  DOT’s inventor Norbert Beaujot says it all started as SeedMaster looked at the idea of doing an autonomous seeder when he developed the u-shaped power platform to move it. The idea and read more..

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SCIC Extends Crop Insurance Deadline

SCIC Crop Insurance has extended their program contract deadline. Farmers now have until April 13th to apply, make changes to, reinstate or cancel their Contracts. Producers interested in Crop Ins read more..

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CTF Calls On Ottawa To Postpone Tax Hikes

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation called on governments across the country to postpone any planned tax hikes for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick says this i... read more..

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Federal Government's Stay of Default Details For 2018 Advance Payments Program

The Federal Government announced a stay of default last week on repayments for the 2018 Advance Payments Program giving farmers another six-month extension. Rick White, President, and CEO of the... read more..

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Liberal MP Jim Carr Says 'Everything Is On The Table' To Help Farmers

Liberal MP Jim Carr says this week's announcement by the prime minister will help farmers with immediate cash flow. He notes the $5 billion added to the credit capacity of Farm Credit Canada (FCC) wi... read more..

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SCIC Deadline Coming Up March 31

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance deadline of March 31st is still in place. President and CEO Shawn Jaques says now is the time for all customers who would like to apply, reinstate, cancel, or mak... read more..

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Wheat Growers Call On Ottawa To Drop The Carbon Tax Increase

  Farmers are calling for more action from the Federal Government given the ongoing and future impact that we could see with COVID-19. Ottawa increased the lending capacity for Farm Credit Cana read more..

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Hawk's Agro Expanding

    Its official Hawk's Agro is buying Blair’s family of companies Strongfield location. Hawk's General Manager Derek Freeman says it’s a good fit for their company noting the read more..

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Grain Movement Improving

Grain movement has been improving over recent weeks. Wade Sobkowich is the executive director with the Western Grain Elevator Association. "Since the blockades ended, we've been going full force usi... read more..

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Canada's Food Supply Chain Should Be An Essential Service

Alberta's Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshen is putting in an official request to Ottawa to have the entire food supply chain considered an essential service. He says while Alberta’s supply ch... read more..

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CFA Pushes For BRM Reform

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced measures to help farmers deal with the financial impact of COVID-19. Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will be receiving an extra $5 billion in lendi... read more..

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Barlow Looks For Silver Lining Amidst COVID 19

Dealing with the fall-out from the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting every person coast to coast in Canada, along with the entire economy. Foothills MP, and the Conservatives Agriculture Critic, John Ba... read more..

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FCC Funding Response To COVID 19

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $5 billion dollars this week in additional lending capacity for Farm Credit Canada. FCC’s President and CEO Micheal Hoffart says customers facing financi... read more..

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Canada US Border Remains Open To Commodities

Commercial goods are continuing to flow between the United States and Canada. Bob Lowe, President of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association says for the survival of our industry in Canada we need that ... read more..

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CFA Welcomes Temporary Foreign Worker Announcement

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) says it's extremely pleased to hear that the existing COVID-19 travel restrictions will still allow essential agri-food temporary foreign workers to enter ... read more..

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PAMI Hires New CEO

The Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute has hired a new CEO. Board Chair Tim Oleksyn says the current CEO Dave Gallicher is retiring later this year and they needed to find his replacement. Ole... read more..

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Federal Government Increases FCC Lending Capacity

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $5 billion dollars in additional lending capacity for Farm Credit Canada. “For farmers and people across the agri-food business I know these are hard... read more..

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Government Updates Farmers On Temporary Foreign Workers

Over the weekend, Federal Agriculture Minister Marie Claude Bibeau said Temporary Foreign Workers will be allowed in despite COVID-19 travel restrictions. She notes planes will be chartered by indust... read more..

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Fertilizer Canada Says Product Movement Must Continue

Fertilizer Canada says fertilizer movement must continue, allowing farmers to position product for the beginning of the planting season in late April and early May. “Our member companies are im... read more..

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External Influences Impacting Grain Markets

There are a number of non-traditional factors at play in the grain markets which is causing a lot of volatility for the agriculture sector. Jon Driedger, Vice-President of LeftField Commodity Researc... read more..

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COVID19 Leads To Container Concerns

COVID19 is causing yet another challenge in the supply chain of moving Canadian commodities to end-use customers. Greg Cherewyk, President of Pulse Canada, says there is an unprecedented number of lo... read more..

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Provincial Budget Identifies Money For Irrigation

The Saskatchewan Government only released part of its Provincial Budget focusing on the spending estimates, given the unusual circumstances we are in with COVID19. The revenue forecast will come late... read more..

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COVID19 Raises Concerns Over Access To Farm Labour

A number of farmers will be busy trying to finish the harvest before they can begin with Spring Seeding. Here in Saskatchewan, about two million acres are still left out in the field. Jim Wickett, f... read more..

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CFA Happy To See CUSMA Ratified, Still Concerned About Supply Management

The Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) was ratified last week. Keith Currie is 1st Vice President with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). "A deal is better than no deal, howeve... read more..

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