Monthly Archive

October 2021

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 23 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Feral swine still prevalent in Saskatchewan

Year-after-year, wild pigs continue to invade Saskatchewan, and they seem to be the most successful invasive mammal in Canada. A group of swine is called a sounder and they have been spotted all over... read more..

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Prices continue slide in weekly canfax cattle marketing report

The latest weekly Cattle Market report shows that prices are continuing to decline across virtually all weight categories for the week ending October 22, 2021. According to Canfax numbers, 48,823 hea... read more..

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Survey shows growing interest in cover crops

Researchers at the University of Manitoba (UM) have shared the results from the 2020 Prairie Cover Crop Survey. The report suggests that cover crops are becoming established in the Prairies and can b... read more..

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic Offers New Agriculture Diploma

As agriculture continues to grow, new processes and equipment are constantly popping up, leading to a need for trained professionals who can determine what's best for a farm. That's why Saskatchewan ... read more..

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Clubroot pushing past drought

Drought conditions may have decelerated the spread of clubroot across Saskatchewan this year but it didn't eradicate it. Clubroot is a soil-borne disease of cruciferous crops that's been popping up m... read more..

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Dozen cattle missing from southwest pasture

A couple of organizations are teaming up to raise some alarms bells about the possible theft of a dozen cattle recently in southwestern Saskatchewan. The Swift Current Rural RCMP and the Livestock Se... read more..

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Survey finds cover crop usage strong on prairies

Cover cropping is a process that involves planting a crop that may not be able to be harvested conventionally but helps outcrops all the same. While cover cropping has been gaining prominence in agri... read more..

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Prices dip slightly in Canfax weekly cattle market report

The latest weekly Canfax cattle market report is released, and prices are lower virtually across the board for the week ending October 15 According to Canfax numbers, 21,018 head of cattle were sold ... read more..

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Farmers urged to make winter feeding plans

The temperatures outside might be still mild for the mid-fall but the winter season is closing in bringing challenges for farmers feeding livestock. Today marks one month since fall officially began ... read more..

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Alberta Wheat & Barley Commissions considering joining to reduce costs

A pair of Alberta boards are considering joining up to help reduce costs, which may end up helping farmers. The two commissions want to hear from farmers in a pair of town halls later this month. Al... read more..

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"We're stuck having the same conversations" on women in agriculture

Derogatory terms were cast at Megz Reynolds after she asked on social media why the narrative of a "farm wife" continues to be pushed.  She also received a lot of positive feedback. But she said... read more..

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Sask Wheat Election Now Open

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission's (Sask Wheat) board of directors will look very different by early January. Voting opened yesterday to fill four vacant positions on the seven-person bo... read more..

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Farmers Encouraged To Talk Directly To Grain Buyers To Discuss Contract Options

This year's drought has left some producers without enough grain to fulfil their contracts with buyers. Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) President Bill Campbell is encouraging farmers to talk di... read more..

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USDA Releases October WASDE

The USDA released its October WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates) report Tuesday morning. Jon Driedger is Vice-President of LeftField Commodity Research. "USDA increased productio... read more..

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Beef Prices Steady But Showing Signs Of Recovery After Winter

Beef prices dropped significantly for many producers after a drought over the spring and summer forced them to downsize many herds for the winter. That had the effect of dropping beef prices as aucti... read more..

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Gov't Commits $3.2 Million Towards New Engineering Biology Centre

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing $3.2 million into a multi-year agreement that will see the University of Saskatchewan Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) construct a new engineering ... read more..

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Talking Turkey

If you think that turkeys don't get much love for most of the year, your suspicions would be entirely correct. According to Darren Ferrence, the Chair of the Turkey Farmers of Canada, an astounding 7... read more..

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David Marit Talks Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan

A tradition since 1999, the Saskatchewan government has once again proclaimed October as Agriculture Month in the province. With this year's theme of "#CelebrateAg", they're hoping to shine a spotlig... read more..

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Adroit Overseas Expands to Three More Saskatchewan Facilities

Adroit Overseas Canada is expanding in Saskatchewan yet again. A little over a month since purchasing the Shaunavon elevator to augment their Neville facility, the Burnaby B.C. processing company has... read more..

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Canola Council Stresses Importance Of Soil Sampling

The Canola Council of Canada is encouraging farmers to get a soil test done this fall. Warren Ward is an agronomy specialist with the organization. "Soil sampling is really one of the building block... read more..

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Traditional Forecast Methods Put to the Test in Old Farmer's Almanac

"Wet...you bet!" Those were the words from Jack Burnett, Managing Editor of the Old Farmer's Almanac back in June of this year when discussing the summer forecast for the southern half of Saskatchewa read more..

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Provincial Harvest Nearly Complete. Southwest Ahead by a Nose

The penultimate Saskatchewan Crop Report is in, and according to Crops Extension Specialist Matt Struthers, harvest should be just about complete when the final report comes in. With little to no pre... read more..

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Food Professor Questions StatsCan Inflation Reporting

A food professor at Dalhousie University says for a few years now, many Canadians suspected that Statistics Canada was either underestimating the food inflation rate, or that there was some sort of la... read more..

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