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June 2020

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StatsCan Releases June Crop Acreage Report

  In June, farmers reported several changes in crop areas compared with the previous year, with notably higher-seeded areas of lentils, barley, and durum wheat, likely due to higher prices and b read more..

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Alberta Farmers Continue To Deal With Wet Conditions

Most areas of the Prairies have seen some rain showers, thunderstorms, and even hail activity through the month of June.  Ashan Shooshtarian, a Crop Statstician with Alberta Agriculture and... read more..

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G3 Expanding Grain Terminal Network Across The Prairies

 G3 is adding to its State-of-the-art grain terminals across the Prairies.  They recently opened two new elevators in Alberta, G3Morinville and G3 Carmangay. Both facilities have a license read more..

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Insect Scouting Focus For Saskatchewan

  The latest edition of the Prairie Pest Monitoring Network Newsletter is out and time to add a few more insects to your scouting list. In Saskatchewan, diamondback moth catches seem to have sl read more..

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Key Donation Launches New Entrepreneurial Training Program

Ag-West Bio in Saskatoon held its Virtual Annual General Meeting last week.  The organization recently received a significant donation that is being used for an Entrepreneurial Training Program.... read more..

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Saskatchewan Crop Development

  Saskatchewan Agriculture's latest crop report shows crop development throughout most of the province is around normal for this time of the year. Provincially, 68 per cent of fall cereals, 69 read more..

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2019 Canadian Western Agribition Another Success

Canadian Western Agribition holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday. CEO Chris Lane says the 2019 show brought in over 120 thousand people and a profit of over $325 thousand dollars. Pre... read more..

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Key Funding Announced For Plant-Based Research

Protein Industries Canada announced another key project on Thursday with Saskatchewan based AGT Food and Ingredients and Ulivit.  The $11.3 million dollar project will focus on creating new plan... read more..

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Hail Adjusters See A Busy Start To The Season

Early season storm activity has made it a busy start to hail season for adjusters. This week’s report from the Canadian Crop Hail Association says storms occurred May 26, June 4, June 9, June 1... read more..

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Bayer To Pay Up To US$10.9 Billion To Settle Roundup Litigation

Bayer says it will pay up to US$10.9 billion to settle outstanding Monsanto litigation over weedkiller Roundup, which faces thousands of lawsuits over claims it causes cancer. This will bring closure... read more..

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CFA Releases Statement On Farm Worker Deaths From COVID-19

The following is a statement from Canadian Federation of Agriculture President Mary Robinson on the recent deaths of three Mexican farm workers in Ontario from COVID-19: We at CFA are extremely ... read more..

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CWA Holds Virtual AGM Tomorrow

For the first time in history, Canadian Western Agribition will be holding its first virtual AGM this week. The Annual General Meeting is set for Thursday, June 25, at 1:00 pm.  CWA Presid... read more..

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"The Royal" Winter Fair Cancelled For 2020

Organizers for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto have decided to cancel the 2020 show. In a press release today they say due to our ongoing concern regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the ex... read more..

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Alberta's Fed Cattle Set-Aside Bid Process Set To Open

  Applications are now open for the 2020 Canada-Alberta Fed Cattle Feed Cost Offset Initiative. The first phase of the program for the Fed Cattle Feed Assistance initiative provides a retroacti read more..

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Canadian Grain Commission Implementing Amendments To Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations as CUSMA Comes Into Effect

The Canadian Grain Commission is implementing amendments to the Canada Grain Act and Canada Grain Regulations as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) comes into effect. As a result of th... read more..

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Cereals Canada Announces New Board and Executive

  June 22, Cereals Canada announced its new Board of Directors, following the amalgamation of the heritage Cereals Canada and the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi). The Board read more..

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Livestock Producers Encouraged To Monitor Water Quality

  Livestock producers are being reminded about checking and monitoring water quality in pastures. Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist Natasha Wilkie says it's a good idea to get your water read more..

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Wild Pigs Numbers Continue To Grow

  Wild pigs can cause a lot of damage whether it's digging up and destroying cropland, wildlife habitat, pastures, or more. Dr. Ryan Brooks and his team from the University of Saskatchewan are read more..

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Saskatchewan's Crop Diagnostic School Goes Digital

Saskatchewan's Crop Diagnostic School is moving to a virtual format this year. Typically, a one-day in-person event, this year, it will be a free webinar event that will run over four days from July ... read more..

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Seed Industry Associations Take Next Step Towards Amalgamation

Five national seed industry associations have taken the next step towards becoming one new national association. The five organizations, the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA); the Commercial Se... read more..

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Federal Government Providing Nearly $100 Million In Financing To Winnipeg-Based Merit Functional Foods

The Government of Canada has announced financing of close to $100 million for the new Merit Functional Foods plant in Winnipeg. "The made-in-Canada agricultural technologies and innovations from Meri... read more..

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Saskatchewan Participates In Virtual Protein Summit

  The Government of Saskatchewan has announced its support for the 2020 Bridge2Food Virtual Plant-Based Foods and Proteins Summit this week. Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harriso read more..

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Rural Internet Concerns Need To Be Addressed

  Poor Internet and cell service is a frustrating situation for many farms and ranches. That message was clearly emphasized in the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan's recent "O read more..

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$19.2 Million Investment To Fund Research Into Pea And Fava Bean Processing

On Friday, Protein Industries Canada announced its sixth investment into a collaborative R&D project to help advance Canada’s plant protein ecosystem. The project brings together investment ... read more..

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AFSC Program Deadlines

  A reminder for producers that June 20th is the last day to file land reports without penalty. Agriculture Financial Services Corporation notes it's also the final day to report any unseeded a read more..

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Cargill Breaks Ground On New Fertilizer Distribution Centre

Work is underway on a $30 million dollar state-of-the-art Fertilizer Retail and Distribution Centre next to the companies crushing facility at Camrose. It will be the first retail site for Cargill in... read more..

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WLPIP Calf Price Insurance Deadline June 18

Livestock producers in Saskatchewan may want to take another look at the program with the government's rebate offer. Agriculture Minister David Marit says the program is a good risk management tool f... read more..

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BASF Celebrates Key Milestone For Saskatchewan Facility

  BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions is celebrating a key milestone at it's Regina facility. It's been 10 years without a lost-time injury. BASF’s Regina site employs approximately 150 f read more..

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Remembering Phil Thomas

Phil Thomas who was known to many as Mr. Canola passed away on Saturday. Chances are if you were involved in crop production, or growing canola, especially in Alberta,  you knew him or knew of h... read more..

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SCA Call For Nominations

  The Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association is putting out a call for individuals interested in serving as District Directors.  Producers are being encouraged to think about running as a Di read more..

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