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April 2021

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Seeding Depth Plays Important Role, Says Crops Extension Specialist

With seeding just around the corner, there are a number of factors that could hinder your plant growth.  One of those factors can be seeding depth and making sure your seeds are p... read more..

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Seed Stock Producers Finding Expanded Reach Thanks to Social Media Marketing

Agriculture producers are grappling with the pressures of working in a new digital age, something the pandemic has only accelerated the pace of. Twin View Livestock of Parkbeg SK, has met the challen... read more..

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Warmer Soils Needed For Canola Seed

It's still a little early for canola seeding.  That according to Justine Cornelsen with the Canola Council of Canada.  "We're still likely a few weeks out of canola seeding in Manitoba...W... read more..

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Agribition Planning Live Event This Fall

Canadian Western Agribition announced their plans to be back with a full live event in Regina this fall, despite the uncertainty of the pandemic.  Work has begun for the 50th anniversa... read more..

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Alberta Meatpacking Workers Eligible to Receive Vaccine Early

Starting today, COVID-19 vaccines are being offered to 15,000 workers at 136 meatpacking plants in Alberta. A number of approaches are being taken including on-site clinics, pharmacies, and Alberta H... read more..

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Cattle Prices Showing Signs of Optimism

There were slight increases in cattle prices, according to the Ministry of Agriculture’s weekly cattle market report.  Feeder steers saw the largest increase in the 300-to-400-pound&n... read more..

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Wheat Growers Make Grain Act Review Submission

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have made their submission to the Government of Canada regarding the recommended changes to the Canada Grain Act. The Canada Grain Act was last updated in 1985. &l... read more..

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Viterra to Build World's Largest Canola Crush Plant in Regina

Viterra, along with the Government of Saskatchewan, announced on Monday that the world’s largest canola crush facility will be built in Regina.  Viterra is expecting construction for ... read more..

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Saskatchewan Commodity Groups Calling On Province To Review Carbon Offset Program

  There's a lot of disappointment in the Ag sector around the Province's decision regarding the Saskatchewan Greenhouse Gas Offset Program. Earlier this year a resolution was passed at a number read more..

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Bibeau Hosts Panel Discussion On Regenerative Agriculture

  Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau was joined by the Liberals Special Representative for the Prairies, Jim Carr along with a group of young farmers from Manitoba and Saskatc read more..

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Ag In Motion Goes Digital In 2021

  Ag in Motion officials say given the current state of the pandemic and vaccine rollout this year's event will go forward with a digital format for 2021. Organizers had been hoping to have an read more..

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Cargill Announces Plans To Build New Canola Crush Plant In Regina

  Construction on Cargill's new $350 million Canola processing  facility will begin early next year. The new state-of-the-art facility will be located at Regina, and is expected to have an read more..

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CGC Suspends W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions Licence

  A notice on the Canadian Grain Commissions website this week notes that as of Tuesday, April 20th the licences for W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions have been suspended until April 30, 2021. C read more..

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Bibeau Discusses Importance Of Child Care With Farm Women

  On Wednesday, AAFC Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau met online with a dozen farming women affiliated with the National Farmers Union (NFU) to discuss the importance of child care to women in the a read more..

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Wheat Growers Say Federal Budget Not Based On Reality

  Western Canadian Wheat Growers released the following statement in regards to the 2021 Federal Budget: In analyzing the 2021 Federal budget, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers see little that read more..

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This Week Is National Soil Conservation Week

  This week is National Soil Conservation Week (NSCW). “The Soil Conservation Council of Canada embraces collaboration with all groups and individuals who share our passion for protecting read more..

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Record Bull Sold In Southwest Manitoba

The 2021 Elite Genetics Sale hosted by RSK Farms near Brandon was one for the record books. Owner Andrew Kopeechuk says he confirmed with the CHA (Canadian Hereford Association) and one of the bulls ... read more..

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CN Rail Makes Competing Offer For Kansas City Southern

  CN Rail has made a competing proposal to combine with Kansas City Southern (KCS) railway in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $33.7 billion. CN says its proposal represents a 21% premium read more..

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APAS Pleased To See Agriculture Recognized In The Federal Budget

  Monday's Federal Budget saw some money earmarked for rebates on farmer's use of natural gas and propane. Ottawa suggesting farmers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario could see $10 read more..

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Rood Says Liberal Budget Misses Key Areas That Could Help Pandemic Recovery

This week's Federal Budget shows Ottawa is planning to return some of the carbon tax money that farmers are paying for natural gas and propane. Lianne Rood, the Conservative Shadow Minister for Agric... read more..

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Several Of CFA's Pre-Budget Submission Recommendations Recognized

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) says the Federal Budget recognized a number of the CFA’s pre-budget submission recommendations. “Both before and during the pandemic, CFA has ... read more..

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Federal Budget 2021 Focuses On Climate Change

Federal Budget 2021 announced the government’s intention to return a portion of the proceeds from the price on pollution directly to farmers in backstop jurisdictions (currently Alberta, Saskatc... read more..

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There's A New Man In Place To Lead Nutrien Into The Future

  The former head of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool has been appointed President and CEO of Nutrien. Mayo Schmidt left his role as Chair of Nutrien's board of directors to take over the role. He read more..

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Agropur Announces Closure Of Winnipeg Fluid Milk Plant

Agropur Cooperative announced it is closing its fluid milk plant in Winnipeg. The plant’s operations will be transferred to other Agropur fluid milk facilities in Western Canada. A total of 48... read more..

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Farmers Still Planting Shelterbelts

The Stanley Soil Management Association held its AGM last week. Richard Warkentin is a technician with the organization. "What we've done a lot in the past few years and what still is our bread... read more..

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Farmer Led Petition On Carbon Credit Offsets Is Getting A Lot Of Interest

  The petition, which has over 2800 signatures is calling on Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe to rethink his position on Carbon Credit Offsets. Miles Heck farms at Sceptre and is one of four read more..

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The Saskatchewan Government Is Hoping To See More Rural Vets

  The Province announced a number of initiatives this week aimed at encouraging veterinary students to work in rural areas. Saskatchewan Polytechnic's two-year registered veterinary technologis read more..

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Funding For Short Line Railways Still Off Track

Saskatchewan's Provincial Budget included $530 thousand for a new Short Line Rail Infrastructure Program. Infrastructure is one of the biggest challenges for short lines in trying to maintain aging t... read more..

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Provincial Prairie Forage Associations Launch Regional Soil Health Network

  Organizers of Prairie Canada’s top conferences around soil health, grazing and regenerative agriculture are joining forces to work with, promote and celebrate each provincial group&rsquo read more..

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Beef Demand Remains Strong

Beef demand remains strong in the spring market. We got a cattle market update from Brian Perillat, Manager/Senior Analyst at Canfax. "We're into the spring market, we've seen really good beef deman... read more..

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