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Viterra donates land to help end world hunger

Viterra is donating the use of land around six of its grain terminals in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The nearly 400 acres will be farmed by volunteers in the different…

Dry conditions expected to return

While many parts of the Prairies received some much-needed rain over the past few days, the warm, dry conditions are expected to return. Alberta and Saskatchewan saw some showers this past week, with…

Want to sleep better?...Buy hail insurance

Now's the time of year that farmers are starting to think about hail insurance. Bruce Lowe, CEO of AG Direct Hail Insurance explains why having adequate coverage is so important. "Hail is that one…

Over 1/3 of crop has been seeded in the province

Farmers are making some good progress when it comes to Spring Seeding after getting a late start due to cool conditions. Crops Extension Specialist Daphne Cruise says provincially about 34% of the…

Farmers to look out insects

After a hot dry year last year and the potential for similar conditions this year, there could be heavy flea beetle pressure in canola. There are two main flea beetles to watch out for the Crucifer…

Farmers to look out for insects

After a hot dry year last year and the potential for similar conditions this year, there could be heavy flea beetle pressure in canola. There are two main flea beetles to watch out for the Crucifer…

Foothills MP Tours Innovations in Canadian Ag

Members of Parliament toured the country last week to see how the government can help grow Canada's agriculture industry. The House of Commons Agriculture Committee toured Quebec, Ontario,…

Dry conditions from last year means increased potential for herbicide carryover

Farmers are monitoring the potential for herbicide carryover this year following last year’s dry conditions. Farmers in the West Central, South Central and Southwest areas of the Province had a very…

Farmers reminded to be more conscious of biosecurity issues

Farmers are busy working on putting this year’s crop in the ground and with the increasing spread of disease, farmers today have to be more conscious of biosecurity issues on the farm. Allie Noble, a…

Liberals delay the passage of Bill C-49 again

The Liberal government had two chances to pass Bill C-49 Friday, but they refused to do so. Associate Shadow Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, John Barlow, said on May 11, the NDP proposed a…

Cattleman still have time to purchase calf insurance program

Cow-Calf operators still have time to purchase their calf insurance program through the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program. Cattlemen have been seeing the benefits of reducing some of the…

Stats Canada releases March stocks report

Statistics Canada says as of March 31, 2018, total stocks of wheat and barley were lower compared with the same date in 2017. Total wheat stocks were at 16.4 million tonnes at the end of March, down…

Moisture still needed in most of the province

Farmers have been busy working on putting this year's crop in the ground. Provincially 9% of the crop is in the ground compared to the five year average of 19% for this time of the year. Shannon…

Work for Western Canada's Largest Outdoor Farm Expo is underway

Ag In Motion invited exhibitors and media to a Spring Open House this week to talk about what's new and exciting for the show this year. It was a chance to get the inside scoop on new demonstrations…

Senate pushes for Bill C-49 amendments, sends back to HOC

Bill C-49 (The Transportation Modernization Act) has been sent back to the House of Commons for a second time. Forty-three senators voted to send the bill back to the House with amendments, while 39…

Growing concern for potential for grass fires this spring

Extremely dry conditions across the prairies are causing some concerns and warnings about the potential for grassfires this spring. Some fires have burned patches of grass, while others have been…

APAS President appears before Senate Ag Committee

The President of APAS, Todd Lewis, appeared before the Senate Ag Committee. He made a presentation to the committee on the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. "It was specifically out of the budget…

Water Security Agency to spend $43.6 Million on upgrades

During the 2018-19 fiscal year, a record investment is being made to Saskatchewan’s water management infrastructure. The Water Security Agency (WSA) is investing $43.6 million in the rehabilitation…

Humboldt native wins Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarship grand prize

Provincial Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart handed out the 2018 Saskatchewan Agriculture Student Scholarships this week. Emma Hinz of Humboldt is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Saskatchewan…

SARM delivering new Federal-Provincial Pest Biosecurity Program

A new Federal-Provincial Pest Biosecurity Program was announced in Saskatchewan last week. The program which will be delivered through SARM focuses on Agricultural Pests and includes Invasive Weeds,…

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