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July 2020

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Golf Ball Sized Hail Damages Crops

Hail Adjusters continue to work on catching up on crop damage claims. Storms over the last couple of weeks have resulted in more than 1000 claims of crop damage after hail as large as golf balls hit ... read more..

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Farmer's Showing Interest In Natural Air Grain Drying

  With the increased costs associated with the carbon tax more farmers are looking at other options like Natural Air Grain Drying.  Crops Extension Specialist John Ippolito says last fall read more..

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Crop Development Is Progressing Rapidly

  Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report shows the warmer temperatures are definitely helping to advance crop development. Crops Extension Specialist Sara Tetland says most of the crops read more..

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Tank Cleanout Part Of Crop Diagnostic Shool

  The Ministry of Agriculture's Crop Diagnostic School went virtual this week from the South East Research Farm at Redvers.  Provincial Weed Control Specialist Clark Brenzil gave the read more..

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Cattlemen Reminded to Monitor Water Supply

  This week's hot weather means the potential for the development of Blue-Green Algae in dugouts.  Natasha Wilkie is a Regional Livestock & Feed Extension Specialist with Saskatchewan' read more..

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CCA Announces 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award Nominees

The Canadian Cattlemen's Association officially announced the four regional nominees for The 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award. This year's nominees include Paul De Jong from Ontario, Thomas and F... read more..

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Alberta's Meat Inspection Regulations Amended

New amendments to Alberta's  Meat Inspection Regulation will cut red tape and provide greater access to locally produced meat while still maintaining food safety. Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agr... read more..

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Barlow Calls For Urgent Action For Ag Sector

  The Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food is calling on the Trudeau government to take urgent action to support Canada's agriculture sector. John Barlow says the Agriculture Mini read more..

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Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Inductees

  The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame Committee has selected four individuals with distinguished careers in Agriculture to be inducted for 2020. De to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’ read more..

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Prairie Clean Energy Is Looking To Buy Flax Straw

  There may be a solution for what to do with flax straw other than burning it that could make prairie farmers money. Prairie Clean Energy, a Saskatchewan based company, is processing and selli read more..

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Ag In Motion Discovery Plus A Virtual Success

  Ag in Motion's virtual Discovery Plus event wrapped up on Saturday. Organizers are pleased with how it all turned out. Show Director Rob O'Connor says about 9000 people took part in the read more..

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Saskatchewan Is Looking At Expanding Its Fertilizer Industry

  The Saskatchewan Chemical Fertilizer Incentive program is designed to help attract new capital investments in large-scale chemical fertilizer production facilities while also create new j read more..

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Loveday Mushroom Farms Sold To U.S. Company

  Loveday Mushroom Farms, based out of Winnipeg, has been acquired by U.S.-based South Mill Champs. The move was made in response to increasing market demand as the health benefits of mushrooms read more..

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FCC Economist Looks Beyond The Great Lockdown

   2020 has seen some major disruptions in the agriculture sector. Farm Credit Canada's Chief Agricultural Economist J.P. Gervais was one of the featured speakers during the Ag In Mot read more..

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WGRF Elects New Executive

  The new executive for the Western Grains Research Foundation Board of Directors has been selected. Dr. Keith Degenhardt was elected as the Chair and has a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the Un read more..

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Charges Laid in Cattle Theft Operation

Lanigan RCMP have laid charges following a five-month long cattle theft investigation at Caprina Farms and Ranching located near Jansen, Saskatchewan.  Lanigan RCMP, the Alberta RCMP Livestock I... read more..

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Burnett Outlines Production Estimates At Ag In Motion Discovery Plus

  Ag in Motion Discovery Plus event is underway this week. Bruce Burnett, the Director of Weather and Market Information with MarketsFarm gave a weather and crop update on Thursday including pr read more..

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Weather Challenges Impact Haying Operations

  Frequent summer storms have been delaying haying operations in some areas across the Prairies. Rain and high humidity are preventing dry-down of the hay crop.  Saskatchewan Ag read more..

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Prairie Storms Increase Hail Claim Numbers

It's no surprise but the number of hail claims for the month of July has jumped.  The Canadian Crop Hail Association says adjusters are following up on more than 2000 claims across the Prairies ... read more..

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Agri-Food Canada's Youth Employment and Skills Program To Create Hundreds Of Jobs

About 800 youth jobs will be created through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Youth Employment and Skills program in the coming year, announced Federal Ag Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau Thursday. That... read more..

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Ag In Motion Discovery Plus - Day 3

  Show Director Rob O'Connor says they've seen a good uptake of participants in the first couple days of the new virtual show. Producers have adapted well to the digital platform, with people c read more..

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Saskatchewan Investing In Ag Tech Sector

  On Wednesday, the Province announced the creation of a $1 million AgTech Growth Fund to encourage the development of agricultural technology. Innovation Saskatchewan Minister Tina Beaudry-Mel read more..

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WGRF Increases Funding For Graduate Scholarship Program

  The Western Grains Research Foundation has announced a  $1.5 million dollar investment in Graduate Scholarships at the University of Manitoba, the University of Alberta, and the read more..

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AIM Organizers Pleased With Response To Digital Format

Ag in Motion Discovery Plus Show Director Rob O'Connor says he's pleased with the response to the first day of programming and the decision to carry on with the show and move it to a digital platform.... read more..

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CN Rail To Buy More Grain Hopper Cars

CN Rail has announced plans to buy another 1,500 new generation, high-capacity, grain hopper cars. Delivery of the new cars in January 2021 is expected to encourage economic recovery and help CN meet... read more..

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ALUS Canada Partners With SODCAP

  A new funding program could see the development and protection of more native prairie in Southwest Saskatchewan. ALUS Canada is working with the South of the Divide Conservation Action P read more..

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Virtual "Field Of Stars" Event A Success

  These are uncertain times, but one thing that is certain is that STARS Air Ambulance is still flying. Stats show that on average eight times a day, STARS is called to help critically ill and read more..

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Jubenville Sees Strong Demand For Canola

  The canola market has been slowly grinding higher through our ongoing challenges with China. That's according to Mike Jubenville, the Senior Market Analyst with MarketsFarms. He gave produce read more..

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Ag In Motion Discovery Plus Announces Innovation Program Winners

On Day 1 of Ag in Motion Discovery Plus, they announced the winners in their Innovation Program.  The program highlights products that are new to the market or concepts that have the potential t... read more..

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Ag In Motion's Discovery Plus Event Goes Live Today

COVID 19 has resulted in the cancellation of most farm shows, events and field days but the Ag in Motion team just changed their format to accomodate the situation. Show Director Rob O'Connor says th... read more..

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