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4-H Provincial Judging Team Named

The 2018 Provincial 4-H Judging Competition took place at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current on the weekend. The competitors with the top eight scores overall were Doug Sroka of Lloydminster,…

Pattison Agriculture Expanding Leader Facility

Pattison Agriculture has finalized plans to upgrade their Leader store. Arthur Ward, President of Pattison Agriculture says they are more than doubling the size of their operation. He says the…

APAS Calls For Province Wide Livestock Tax Deferral

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has written to Federal Ag Minister Lawrence MacAulay calling for a province-wide Livestock Tax Deferral for 2018. President Todd Lewis says hay…

Harvest Operations Underway

Saskatchewan Agriculture’s latest crop report shows five percent of the provincial crop is now in the bin with another nine percent swathed or ready to straight cut. Harvest is most advanced in the…

Reaction To Marit's Appointment Positive

The reaction seems positive to Premier Scott Moe’s selection of Wood River MLA David Marit as Saskatchewan’s new Agriculture Minister. Todd Lewis of APAS saying Marits experience as a farmer, RM…

Province's Agriculture Minister Ready To Get To Work

The Province’s new Agriculture Minister says he’s looking forward to his new role. Wood River MLA David Marit says as a farmer he realizes the privilege of serving in this role. "Getting up to speed…

Wood River MLA Named Province's New Agriculture Minister

Wood River MLA David Marit is Saskatchewan’s new Agriculture Minister. Marit replaces Lyle Stewart who resigned from the position last week for health reasons. Premier Scott Moe replacing Marit in…

Dry Conditions Spark Worries About Wildfires

Extremely dry conditions in many areas of the Province especially in the South West have people concerned about the potential wildfire situation. Rick Toney is Chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s…

Barlow Says Urban-Rural Split Growing Over Carbon Tax

It's fair to say federal Agriculture Critic John Barlow and the rest of the Conservative Party are not big fans of any form of Federal carbon tax. Barlow says if the Feds implement their tax, it's…

Livestock Producers Look For Feed

There are expectations that this year’s fall calf run could be earlier than normal this year as producers in drier areas try to cut back their feeding costs. Livestock producers in a number of areas…

SaskBarley Concerned By Trade Disruptions

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission is concerned by Saudi Arabia’s decision to suspend future purchases of Canadian Barley. Saudi Arabia recently canceled any new trade with Canada,…

Trudeau Liberal's Twitter Diplomacy Impacts Trade Opportunities

The Conservative Shadow Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food John Barlow says it's farmers and ranchers that are paying the price for the Trudeau Liberals Twitter diplomacy with Saudi Arabia. Last…

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