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January 2021

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100 Years Of Grain Reporting

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Statistics Weekly report. First published by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics in January 1921, the Grain Statisti... read more..

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Federal Ag Minister's AgriStability Deadline Passes

Agriculture Minister Marie Claude Bibeau had set the end of January as the Province's deadline for her AgriStability proposal. That deadline has come and gone without an agreement from the prairie pr... read more..

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CGC Commissioner Reappointed

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has reappointed Lonny McKague as Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission for a three-year term. McKague was first appointed as Commissioner of t... read more..

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Take Food Bullying By The Horns

  Once again the agriculture sector is being encouraged to speak out against misinformation. Michele Payn, a dairy producer from Indiana spoke about food bullying during the Saskatchewan Beef I read more..

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New Mental Health App Available For Ag Sector

  A new tool is now available for agricultural producers to help track their mental health. The Avail app was developed by Saskatoon-based Bridges Health as part of Saskatchewan's Innovation Ch read more..

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Calls For Essential Workers In Alberta's Meat Packing Industry To Receive Vaccinations

  The UFCW Local 401 is holding a special telephone town hall discussion for its members on Sunday. The focus of which will be a discussion around vaccinations with a panel of experts. The uni read more..

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Alberta Farmers To Save On Crop Insurance Premiums

  In 2021, Alberta's farmers will see a 20 per cent drop in their crop insurance premiums. Agriculture Minister Devin Dreeshin announcing a 20 per cent drop in crop insurance premiums for read more..

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Manitoba Pork Names New General Manager

  The board of directors of Manitoba Pork has announced that Cam Dahl will be joining the organization as its new general manager, effective February 22, 2021. Dahl joins the organization with read more..

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Two Sets of Triplet Calves Born at Oberle Farms Shaunavon

Google says that there is a 1 in 100,000 chance of a cow delivering triplets. Oberle Farms located eight miles east of Shaunavon has beat the odds there, with two of their Charolais cows delivering t... read more..

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$7.5 Million Designated For Livestock And Forage Research In Saskatchewan

  The Province and the Federal government renewing their commitment to invest in livestock related research. Overall, 7.5-million dollars is moving into the industry through the ADF Fund for li read more..

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PAMI Moving Forward With New Strategy And Board

  It's been a rough couple of years financially for the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute. Leah Olson, moved into the role as PAMI's President and CEO last April, right in the midst of C read more..

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Time Is Running Out On AgriStability Proposal

As of Tuesday morning, Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau was still waiting for a response from the Prairie provinces regarding her AgriStability proposal. The proposal was put forward ... read more..

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FCC Providing $100,000 To 4-H Clubs In 2021

  The Farm Credit Canada (FCC) 4-H Club Fund will provide $100,000 to 203 4-H clubs, districts, and regions across Canada in 2021, to support local activities. A strong supporter of 4-H in Cana read more..

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CFIB Releases Canada's Red Tape Report

  Farmers are concerned about the issue of red tape in the agriculture sector and the impact it could have for the next generation of farmers. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business ha read more..

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Binstick Takes Top Honors At Manitoba Ag Days Innovation Showcase

A Saskatoon based company took the Grand Prize in the Manitoba Ag Days Innovation Showcase this year. The Innovation Awards were held online this year with Adaptive Agricultural Solutions taking home... read more..

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Government of Canada Invests $162.6 Million In CFIA

The Government of Canada is investing $162.6 million in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) over the next five years and $40 million per year on an ongoing basis. "Our Government is investing ... read more..

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Farmers Facing Higher Fertilizer Prices

  With higher grain prices, farmers are facing higher fertilizer prices. John Heard is as Soil Fertility Specialist with Manitoba Agriculture. "I've seen the grain prices increasing and when g read more..

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Cattle Theft Reported In Moosomin Area

The public is asked to stay on the lookout after about 60 head of cattle disappeared. RCMP say sometime between October and December of 2020, the animals went missing from multiple sections of land b... read more..

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Wheat Market Continue To Show Promise

  Producers taking part in Thursday's Hot Topics in Commodities Wheat webinar got some good news. Wheat prices have been seeing some upward movement of late, following what had been a lower tre read more..

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Dairy Farmers Receive Directions To Access Second Payment

  Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced Tuesday that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has mailed letters to all dairy producers that gives them directions on how to read more..

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Will We See A Familiar Face In The U-S Department Of Agriculture

  U-S President Joe Biden is now sitting in the Oval Office in Washington DC. One of his top priorities will be finalizing his inner cabinet. Tom Vilsack is expected to return as Secretary of read more..

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Prairie Province's Continue To Review AgriStability Proposal

  Saskatchewan has formally requested that Minister Bibeau convene another Federal-Provincial-Territorial call to further discuss Ottawa's AgriStability proposal.  Federal Agriculture Mini read more..

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Cattle Marketing Update

  Saskatchewan's Cattle Marketing Report shows feeder steer prices were mixed across all weight categories, while feeder heifer prices were lower. According to the weekly update for the we read more..

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Avena Foods To Advance Pulse Sustainability

Regina based, Avena Foods Limited, a specialty miller of gluten-free pulse and Purity Protocol oat ingredients in Western Canada making a key announcement on Wednesday.  Avena has joined Field t... read more..

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Two Ag Research Programs Transition To Lakeland College

  A key Federal/Provincial funding agreement was announced this week for Lakeland College at Vermillion. The three year, $1.9 million dollar grant will go to transition two agriculture research read more..

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Ottawa Pushing For A Commitment On AgriStability Proposal

It's time to get it done! That was the message yesterday from Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ernie Hardeman. The two p... read more..

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Saskatchewan's New Farming And Ranching Mental Health Initiative Is Launched

Farming and ranching is known to be one of the most dangerous occupations there is, while it can be very rewarding it can also be highly stressful. Some studies have shown that farmers and ranchers a... read more..

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WGRF Celebrates 40th Anniversary

  The Western Grains Research Foundation has played a very important role in crop research. Executive Director Garth Patterson says over the 40 years WGRF has invested over $200 million dollars read more..

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It's Not A Typical La Nina On The Prairies

  MarketsFarm gave their market outlook last week. Bruce Burnett, the Director of Weather and Market Information gave the weather presentation as part of the online event. He says the La Nina read more..

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Reducing Food Waste Through Sustainable Insect Production

  On Monday, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced that Enterra Feed Corporation (Enterra) received $6 million under the AgriInnovate Program to help increase the read more..

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