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May 2021

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Using Cattle To Help Combat Food Loss and Food Waste

In Canada, roughly one quarter of cereal-based foods, such as bread or cereal, is wasted.  Along with that, approximately 18% of fruit and vegetables go to waste; all at the consumer l... read more..

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Study Evaluates Importance of Forage for Animal Health, Beef Quality

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers and other Canadian scientists are in the process of conducting several studies in the hope of providing definitive answers. Indeed, the results of one st... read more..

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Canada Receives Negligible Risk For BSE

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has recognized Canada as negligible risk for Bovine Spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). “The recommendation by the OIE’s Scientific Commission ... read more..

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Protein Industries Canada Announces Investment Into New Plant-Based Products

On Thursday, Protein Industries Canada announced a co-investment into a project that will use some of Canada’s most widely grown crops in the development of new plant-based foods and ingredients... read more..

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New Canola Counts Tool Helps Growers Assess and Improve Plant Stands

The Canola Council of Canada has launched Canola Counts, a new crowd-sourced survey that helps map canola plant densities and emergence percentages. The tool can be accessed through CanolaCalculator.... read more..

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Farm Groups React To CGC's Proposed Fee Changes

  The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is welcoming the Canadian Grain Commissions proposed changes to reduce fees for grain inspection and weighing services. President of APA read more..

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Canadian Grain Commission Proposes Fee Reductions

  The Canadian Grain Commission is proposing to reduce service fees collected for 4 official grain inspection and official grain weighing services on August 1, 2021. This proposal is in respons read more..

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Farmers Are Evaluating Crop Conditions After Last Week's Frost

A number of areas across the prairies experienced some frosty temperatures last week.  Frost is always a concern, especially in the Spring with crops just starting to emerge. Autumn Barnes, an ... read more..

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Viterra Once Again Donating Land For Growing Projects

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Viterra are celebrating their six-year partnership. Viterra is once again making land around some of its grain terminals in Saskatchewan and Alberta available for gro... read more..

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Drought Stricken Areas Of Saskatchewan Finally Seeing Some Moisture

Rain started Wednesday night and continued into Thursday in the southeast part of the province in the Coronach, Weyburn and Estevan areas, while rain and snow was reported north of Lake Diefenbaker, f... read more..

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Bibeau Announces Investment To Strengthen Trust In Canadian Agriculture

On Wednesday, Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of over $244,000 to support the Canadian Centre for Food Integrity’s (CCFI) work to build public trust in ... read more..

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Today Is World Bee Day!

Today is a day to think about the work that beekeepers go through in producing the honey that we enjoy. When it comes to bee production, Saskatchewan beekeepers reported relatively low loss... read more..

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G3 Canada Facilities In Swift Current And Vermilion Taking Deliveries

G3 Canada's Grain Network got a little larger this month. The grain company now has 17 elevators across the Prairies, nine in Saskatchewan and six in Alberta, including the latest additions in S... read more..

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Livestock Producers May Want To Consider Supplementing Pastures

  With the drier conditions this spring pasture growth has been slower than normal. Livestock and Feed Extension Specialist Catherine Lang says producers may want to consider supplementing thei read more..

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Saskatchewan's Provincial 4-H Public Speaking Competition Goes Virtual

  There were 32 participants competing in this year's digital format. The Public Speaking event focuses on four age groups Cloverbuds  6 to 8 years of age, Juniors 9-12, Intermediates read more..

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Major Retailer Shows Commitment To Canadian Ranchers And Sustainability

The Chair for the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef is pleased to see Walmart Canada now sourcing beef from certified sustainable farms and ranchesin Canada. Anne Wasko says it's a big move fo... read more..

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Upgrades Begin At SWT

SWT is upgrading its grain terminal at Antelope, about 43 kilometres west of Swift Current. General Manager Monty Reish says it was time to look at making some improvements to the 25-year-old facilit... read more..

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Seeding Operations In Full Swing in Alberta

Farmers and Ranchers would like to see some moisture to help with crop emergence and pasture growth. Alberta's Weekly Crop Report from Friday shows provincially about 32 per cent of the crop was in t... read more..

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Farmers And Ranchers Looking For Rain

Farmers have been making good progress with their seeding operations. Last week, Saskatchewan Agriculture's Weekly Crop Report showed about 38% of the provincial crop was in the ground. When the cro... read more..

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Alberta Man Faces Cattle Fraud Charges

  A Drayton Valley man is to appear in court this week. The Alberta RCMP Serious Crimes Branch, Livestock Investigation Section handled the cattle fraud investigation. RCMP say the incident re read more..

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Saskatchewan Company Solves Thirst For New Durum Wheat Opportunities

Southwest Saskatchewan is well known for producing some of the best durum in the world. Monty Reich, SWT's General Manager says it was a pretty cool experience finding another use for durum other tha... read more..

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Saskatchewan Announces Locations For International Trade Offices

  The province has finalized the locations for its international trade offices  in London, Dubai, Mexico City and Ho Chi Minh City.  Agriculture Minister David Marit sees th read more..

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American Farmers Making Good Seeding Progress

Seeding in the U.S. is progressing rapidly. Dan Basse is president of AgResource Company in Chicago. "We've got a record seeding pace," he said. "We're now about 50 per cent done on U.S. soybean see... read more..

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MCA Contributes $500,000 Toward Prairie Crops & Soils Research Facility

Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) is contributing $500,000 to the University of Manitoba (UM) towards the building of the Prairie Crops & Soil Research Facility (PCSRF). Construction of the new facili... read more..

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Farm Tax Bill (C-208) Passes Parliament

  On Wednesday, Manitoba MP (Brandon-Souris) Larry Maguire's Private Member's Bill to lower taxes on family farm business transfers passed Third Reading in Parliament and has now been sent to th read more..

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Flax Council Of Canada Looking To Develop New Opportunities

  The Flax Council of Canada has been working on a new business plan. Wayne Thompson, the Executive Director of Sask Flax, also serves as the Chief Executive officer for FCC. "We're working on read more..

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ADM To Build New Soy Crushing Facility In North Dakota

ADM has announced plans to build North Dakota’s first-ever dedicated soybean crushing plant and refinery. Based in Spiritwood, North Dakota, (near Jamestown) the approximately $350 million crus... read more..

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Futures Markets Reflecting Strong Supply/Demand Fundamentals

Forward hog contract prices have been exceptional the last few weeks. That from Tyler Fulton, director of risk management with Hams Marketing Services. "Futures markets are reflecting really strong ... read more..

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W.A Grain & Pulse Solutions Now In Receivership

The Canadian Grain Commission reporting that W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions has been placed into receivership, and its affairs are now being managed by BDO Canada(a court ordered receiver). The com... read more..

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Farm Safety A Priority During Spring Seeding

  Agriculture Program Specialist Rachel Kraynick says it's important to stay alert and be aware of the equipment. She says each year we see a number of farm equipment and motor vehicle accident read more..

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