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August 2020

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Bunge Makes $30 Million Investment In Merit Functional Foods

Merit Functional Foods has announced a new partnership with Bunge Limited. Bunge has made a $30 million dollar capital investment in Merit, giving the global ingredient supplier a minority interest i... read more..

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Fertilizer Shipments Reach Record Levels In 2020

Fertilizer Canada says, according to Statistics Canada data, shipments of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer reached record levels in Canada in 2020. Shipments of potash and sulphur were steady, down ... read more..

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Statistics Canada Releases July Production Report

Canadian farmers are projected to harvest more wheat, corn for grain, barley and oats this fall compared with last year, but less canola and soybeans, according to recent yield models using satellite ... read more..

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Barlow Expects To Lose Ag Critic Role

A new Conservative leader means a new shadow cabinet. Alberta (Foothills) MP John Barlow, who backed Peter MacKay in the leadership race, doesn't expect to remain the agriculture critic. "Honestly I... read more..

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Pork Marketing Challenges Continue

The Brandon Maple Leaf Foods plant has stopped exporting pork to China, due to positive cases of COVID-19 among workers. Tyler Fulton is with Hams Marketing Services. "While it's a really unfortunat... read more..

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Protein Industries Canada Makes Investment Into A.I. Spraying Technology

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced the development of new technology that specifically targets pests when spraying fields. The technology uses artificial intelligence to detect weeds and o... read more..

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Canola Prices Pause Heading Into Harvest

Canola prices have come down a bit after higher prices earlier in the summer. Jon Driedger is vice-president with LeftField Commodity Research. "It's been in the last month or so, sort of chopping a... read more..

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Harvest Starting To Progess In Some Parts of Province

Producers across Saskatchewan are getting into the field to get the 2020 crop in the bin, and progress was made on the harvest in much of the southern half of the province. Less th... read more..

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Pork Sector Continuing To Overcome Obstacles

At the beginning of the year, the Canadian pork sector was looking at an increased demand after African swine fever had decimated much of the herd in China. Then, the world got turned upside down with... read more..

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Dias Named CEO Of Cereals Canada

In April of this year, it was announced Cereals Canada and Cigi (the Canadian International Grains Institute) would be merging. The merger came about after four years of talks and collaboration b... read more..

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Sask Pulse Board Elections Coming Up

The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers is looking for some new members for their board of governors, and nominations are now open. "We typically have a seven-member board of directors and we are increasing t... read more..

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Agricultural Exports Growing In Saskatchewan

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact across nearly every sector of the Saskatchewan economy since it started in March of this year. Exports is one area which has seen a downturn, but not necessaril... read more..

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Alberta's Open Farm Days Is This Weekend

Alberta's Open Farm Days event gives people the opportunity to see what local farmers, ranchers, and businesses do and to how they can support locally sourced foods and products. The province's ... read more..

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Bibeau Announces Details On Surplus Food Rescue Program

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced details of the first-ever federal government program that will provide millions of pounds surplus food to Canada’s most vulnerable ... read more..

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Saskatchewan Harvest Underway

Harvest activities are just getting underway in the province with one per cent of the crop combined and two per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut. Saskatchewan Agriculture Crops Extension Agrolog... read more..

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Saskatchewan Is Investing In Ag Tech

  The Province has announced $15 million to help develop new Agricultural Technologies. The money will be invested through Innovation Saskatchewan in a privately-managed fund targeted exclusive read more..

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McDonald's Canada Will Begin Sourcing 100% Canadian Beef Again Following COVID Disruption

  McDonald's President and CEO John Betts told producers during the Canadian Beef Industry Conference Thursday that McDonald's Canada will begin sourcing 100% Canadian beef again this fall. The read more..

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BC Ranch Wins CCA's 2020 Environmental Stewardship Award

One of the highlights for the Canadian Beef Industry conference on Wednesday was the Environmental Stewardship Award presentation. The Canadian Cattlemen's Association selection committee had a tough... read more..

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USDA Releases August WASDE Report

The USDA released its August WASDE (World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates) report Wednesday. Dan Basse is president of AgResource Company in Chicago. "They didn't hold a lot of surprises,... read more..

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Canfax Analyst Says Feeder Market Remains Strong

The beef industry is continuing its recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. Brian Perillat is a senior analyst with Canfax. "I think plants are doing really well. They continue to be processi... read more..

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Farmers Reminded To Keep It Clean

  The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has a few tips for farmers as harvest approaches. Sean Senko is a CCC agronomy specialist. "If you're using glyphosate, you have to make sure the seed mois read more..

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CFIA Provides Update On Mystery Seed Packages

To date, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has received reports from more than 750 individuals across all Canadian provinces who have received unrequested packages of unknown seeds. There hav... read more..

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Crop Diagnostic School: Pre-harvest Appraisal

  Saskatchewan Crop Insurance officials demonstrated how to do pre-harvest appraisal as part of Crop Diagnostic School this year. Rheaume Richaud is a Field Supervisor with SCIC and along read more..

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CP Rail Reports Record Year For Grain Transportation

With the new crop year underway, Canadian Pacific Railway has released its numbers for the last crop year which ended July 31st. CP is reporting it hauled more Canadian grain and grain products for 2... read more..

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Cattlemen's Young Leaders Program Set To Welcome 2020-21 Participants

The Canadian Cattlemen's Young Leaders Program will narrow down its final list of participants for the 2020-21 program. CYL'S Youth Leadership Coordinator, Jessica Giles says the program is a na... read more..

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Root Rot An Issue For Saskatchewan Farmers

  Pulse growers are once again dealing with issues around root rot in areas that saw moisture this year, last year it was a real concern in the West Central part of the province. Aphanomyces an read more..

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Alberta Announces Funding For Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District

Alberta announced  $1.1 million in funding this week for the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District as part of the province’s $10-million Irrigation Rehabilitation Program. The funding wi... read more..

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Alberta Continues To Invest In Irrigation

Three new irrigation-based projects were announced this week for the Taber area and one for  Raymond as part of Alberta's $10-million Irrigation Rehabilitation Program. Overall, the pro read more..

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Saskatchewan Farmers Starting To Dessicate Pulse Crops In The South

Saskatchewan Agriculture's weekly crop report shows harvest operations are just getting underway in the Province.  Farmers in some areas of the Southeast and Southwest have started desiccating p... read more..

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Producers Putting Up Greenfeed

Livestock producers have been busy cutting crops for greenfeed or silage.  Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist Catherine Lang says a key factor in determining when to cut the crop is the moi... read more..

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