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August 2021

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WGEA Response To Contract Buyout Concerns

  The Western Grain Elevator Association responding to calls from a number of Saskatchewan grower groups to intervene with the grain companies. At issue is the impact of the drought and the pro read more..

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Farmers Facing Steep Costs As They Look At Having To Buyout Forward Pricing Contracts

  Farmers have been busy with the harvest, but the impact of the drought has meant the volume of grain going in the hopper this year is not what it normally is. Shaun Dryland is Chair of the Sa read more..

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2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative

Details on the Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative are still being finalized but are expected to be released shortly. Manitoba and Saskatchewan announced their program details ea... read more..

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Singapore Becomes First Country To Remove Remaining BSE Restrictions On Canadian Beef

Singapore has approved the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) certificate for the export of all beef, including beef offal, with no age restrictions. This change in certificate makes Singapore th... read more..

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2021 Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative

Agriculture Minister David Marit has released the details around Saskatchewan's AgriRecovery program. Starting September 1st, livestock producers can submit their applications under the 2021 Canada-S... read more..

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Elevator Companies Being Urged To Work With Farmers On Grain Contracts

  Saskatchewan grower organizations are urging the Western Grain Elevator Association and its members to work with farmers struggling to pay penalties and administration fees on contracted but u read more..

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Canola Production Estimated To Be At Lowest Level Since 2012

  Statistics Canada has released its report for Production of principal field crops, July 2021. The report can be viewed below: Canadian farmers are projected to harvest more corn for grain, bu read more..

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Farmers Are Hoping To See Some Decent Moisture After The Harvest

While some areas of the Prairies have seen some rain this month, more precipitation is needed to pull out of the drought. Trevor Hadwen is an Agroclimate Specialist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Can... read more..

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SARM Calls On Politicians To Put More Focus On Agricultural Issues

With the Federal Election just weeks away, SARM has released its list of Election Priorities. President Ray Orb says now is the time to be talking to candidates about rural broadband infrastructure, ... read more..

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August Was A Busy Month For Hail Adjusters

Harvest activities are underway again across much of the prairies after recent rain caused some delays for producers.  The Canadian Crop Hail Association (CCHA) says some producers have reported... read more..

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Canadian Pork Council Election Priorities

The Canadian Pork Council (CPC) has outlined its federal election priorities. “Canadian pork producers work hard every day to provide high quality, nutritious, affordable and sustainable protei... read more..

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Cattle Producers Are Moving More Animals To Market

  We're seeing more cattle moving through the auction ring as producers look at reducing their herd size to correspond with their feed supplies. Canfax reporting Alberta calf prices last week w read more..

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Drought Impacts Saskatchewan's Budget

The challenges met by agricultural producers in this province in light of this year’s growing season have had an impact on provincial coffers as reported by the province’s Finance Minister... read more..

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Rain A Welcome Site For Drought Affected Farmers

  Several large weather systems moved through the prairies recently, causing a delay in harvest activity. This week's storms even saw some tornado activity in Saskatchewan with reports coming i read more..

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CCA Outlines Federal Election Priorities

  The Canadian Cattlemen's Association is also calling on candidates running in the Federal Election to put more focus on Agricultural Issues. President Bob Lowe says their calling for the fede read more..

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Farmers Reminded To Think About Power Line Safety

  SaskPower has more than doubled its funding this year for the Farmyard Line Relocation Program. The program allows farmers and producers to have power lines buried or moved from their farmyar read more..

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APAS Wants Politicians To Address Agricultural Issues

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is calling on the federal parties to make agriculture a key priority and to make commitments to fix the issue of poor cellular and inadequate hig... read more..

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Global Wheat Supplies Tightening

  We've seen a tightening of global wheat supplies as a result of the dry conditions in Western Canada, the northern U.S. and parts of Russia. The USDA recently dropped the global wheat product read more..

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CP Outperformed CN During The 2020-21 Crop Year

  Milt Poirier with QGI Consulting compiles the statistics for the Ag Transport Coalition. In the latest Grain by Train Podcast, he noted, that CP led the way in every quarter when it came to r read more..

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Five Saskatchewan Crop Commissions Looking To Fill Board Chairs

  The nomination period for board of director positions with five Saskatchewan crop commissions is set to close September 3,2021. The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), Sa read more..

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More Calls For Alberta To Establish A Mental Health App For Farmer's And Ranchers

This year's ongoing drought issues have put farmer's and ranchers under a lot of stress. Alberta’s official opposition is calling for the province to help provide producers by setting up mental... read more..

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Saskatchewan's Rural Bridge And Culvert Projects Receive Funding

  The Federal and Provincial Governments announced $2.1 million in joint funding last week. SARM President Ray Orb says the funding for repairs was obviously needed. "I think that we received read more..

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Saskatchewan Harvest Is Well Ahead Of The Five-Year Average

Crops Extension Specialist Matt Struthers says so far 20 per cent of the crop is now combined and in the bin compared to the five-year average of four per cent. "They got 34 per cent of the crop in t... read more..

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Grain Growers of Canada Outlines Election Priorities

The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) have created a video demonstrating the priorities for the grain sector heading into next month's federal election. “This video highlights the support we need t... read more..

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Hay Destined For Alberta SPCA Stolen

It's an unual story that really demonstrates the desperate need for feed. The ongoing drought in many areas of the province has taken a toll on hay and pasture conditions. Alberta SPCA reporting tha... read more..

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Why it Doesn’t Pay to Push Your Pasture

Managing pastures for maximum productivity is a long term goal, but weather fluctuations, forage inventory damage or any other unforeseen circumstances can cause you to rethink your management options... read more..

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BHP Makes Key Investment in Saskatchewan

The Board of Directors for BHP has approved the Jansen Potash Mine in Saskatchewan and will be moving ahead with the project. The move marks the single largest economic investment ever made in Saskat... read more..

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Auction Marts See Increases

Saskatchewan's Cattle Specialist Natasha Wilkie says we're seeing more animals heading to market earlier this year as the drought is taking in toll on pastures and dugouts. "We do see there's be... read more..

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Brandt Tractor To Purchase Cervus Equipment

  Regina based Brandt Tractor is buying Cervus Equipment. Cervus has 64 dealerships across Canada, Australia and New Zealand and handles a variety of equipment from John Deere Tractors to Peter read more..

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Some Good News Coming Out Of NCBA Convention

The President of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association was south of the border last week for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association Convention. Bob Lowe says it was good to actually be able to talk... read more..

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