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March 2021

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APAS Rural Connectivity Task Force Releases Final Report

  The Agricultural Producers of Saskatchewan Rural Connectivity Task Force spent six months researching the issues around poor rural internet and cell service. The report lists a total of 43 re read more..

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Ducks Unlimited, McDonald’s And Cargill Support Expansion Of Canadian Grazing Land And Forages

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has teamed up with McDonald’s Canada and Cargill to support rancher-led work through a $5-million CAD Forage Program. The program will work to return 125,000 acres (... read more..

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APAS Re-Elects Todd Lewis

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday. The APAS Board of Directors once again re-electing Todd Lewis of Grey to serve in the role as Presid... read more..

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Alberta Shines Spotlight On Agritourism

Agritourism is growing across Alberta in part due to the hard work of Wendy Gerbrandt and the team at Community Futures Wildrose. The Agritourism Big Idea Showcase is an online event at wildroseagrit... read more..

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Saskatchewan Farmers Showing Interest In New Lentil Varieties

  Canada is a key exporter of Lentils with the majority of production focused on Saskatchewan. Last week, Sask Pulse wrapped up their Premiere Pulse Webinar Series with a presentation on Lentil read more..

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Ottawa Watching Situation At Port Of Montreal

  There's a lot of concern in the grain sector over a proposed strike at the Port of Montreal. A majority of unionized port longshoremen recently voted to reject the final offer on a collective read more..

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Federal Ag Minister's Pleased With FPT Progress On AgriStability

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is very happy with the progress that was made during last week's Federal, Provincial and Territorial Agriculture Ministers meeting. The Province's agr... read more..

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CFA Calling On Feds To Offer Increased AgriStability Compensation Rate To Supportive Provinces

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) says while it's is pleased to see the removal of the Reference Margin Limit (RML) on AgriStability, the group is disappointed that it appears some province... read more..

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Pulse Industry Concerned Over Container Access

  The backlog of ships and cargo continues to grow every day that the Ever Given continues to block the Suez Canal. Salvage efforts have been underway since one of the world's largest container read more..

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CCA Confirms Leadership And Sets Path Forward During AGM

At the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM), held virtually, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Board Members re-elected Bob Lowe (AB) and Reg Schellenberg (SK) as President and Vice Presid... read more..

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Wheat Growers Disappointed In Supreme Court Ruling On Constitutionality Of Carbon Tax

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is expressing disappointment in the ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada upholding the constitutionality of the carbon tax. “The Liberal federal government&r... read more..

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Livestock Groups React To AgriStability Changes

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) says it's encouraged by the results of Thursday's Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) meeting regarding the changes to the AgriStability program. CCA... read more..

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SCOC Ruling On Carbon Tax Gets Mixed Reviews From Farm Sector

  The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan are disappointed with the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling. On Thursday, the SCOC ruled the federal carbon pricing law is constitutional read more..

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Federal Government Announces Funding To Enhance Cyber Security In Canadian Agriculture Sector

On Thursday, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair announced over $500,000 over four years to the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance for their Cyber Security Capacity in Can... read more..

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Wheat Growers Support Rail Merger

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are supporting the merger of the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Class 1 rail lines. In a news release, the organization says providing rail coverage from... read more..

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Federal Carbon Pricing Law Ruled Constitutional

  The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the federal carbon pricing law is constitutional. The ruling found six judges entirely in favour, one partial dissent and two entirely in disagreement wi read more..

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Federal Government Invests $4.5 Million To Manage On-Farm Plastic Waste

On Monday, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced funding of more than $4.5 million for five new projects that will improve plastic waste management and on-farm sustainabi... read more..

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Richardson Yorkton Canola Crush Plant To Double Annual Capacity To 2.2 MMT

Richardson International Limited announced a significant investment in the canola crush plant in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, doubling processing capacity to 2.2 million metric tonnes. The Yorkton facility... read more..

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Canola Council Of Canada Holds AGM

At the Canola Council of Canada’s (CCC) annual general meeting held virtually last week, President Jim Everson presented the 2020 annual report: Resilient. Responsive. Ready. “It was a ye... read more..

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Canadian Pacific Railway Acquires Kansas City Southern

Over the weekend, Canadian Pacific Railway and Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced they have entered into a merger agreement, under which CP has agreed to acquire KCS in a stock and cash transaction ... read more..

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Protein Industries Canada Invests In Domestic Soybean Processing

Protein Industries Canada has announced a partnership that will develop and commercialize high-quality, made-in-Canada, non-GM soybean protein ingredients. Canada Protein Ingredients Ltd. - Ingr&eacu... read more..

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Pork Promotion-Research Agency Holds First Meeting

The Pork Promotion-Research Agency (PPRA) held its first meeting of the delegates this week and identified the members that will guide its first year of operations. These members will play a strategi... read more..

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Reaction Comes In to Proposed Ministers' Meetings

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has said she will convene further Federal-Provincial-Territorial meetings, but before she does, she would like an indication from prairie provinces as ... read more..

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Celebrating Ag Safety Week

This past week has been Agriculture Safety Week in Saskatchewan.  Agriculture has long been known to be one of the most dangerous sectors, especially the farming and ranching industrie... read more..

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Federal Government Wants Answer On AgriStability Proposal

  It has been just over 110 days since the federal government made the offer to the provinces to improve AgriStability and are now asking for a clear indication from the three Prairie provinces read more..

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CN Rail Sets Another Record

CN Rail has announced that for the 12th consecutive month it has set a new record by shipping over 2.28 million metric tonnes (MMT) of Canadian grain and processed grain products via carload in Februa... read more..

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Government Announces Plan To Protect Foreign Workers

Over the last few weeks, the Government of Canada has worked to develop a tailored solution to accommodate the anticipated volume of TFWs arriving this spring. Part of this solution included a deferr... read more..

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New Pilot Project To Focus On Retaining Canadian Grasslands Using Carbon Offset Markets

  The announcement of the project came as part of the Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan's "Prairie's Got the Goods Week" webinar series. The Canadian Forage and Grassland Associatio read more..

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New Durum Lines Receive Support For Registration

The Prairie Grain Development Committee held its annual meetings last month. Two durum lines, DT 2005 and DT 2009, from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Swift Current Research and Development Centr... read more..

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AFSC Streamlining Services

 Alberta's Agriculture Financial Services Corporation announcing some key changes this week. AFSC will amalgamate five branches with neighbouring offices in an effort to streamline services. Th read more..

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