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Crop Diagnostic School Returning

Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is once again partnering with industry to host a Crop Diagnostic School. This year’s event is coming up July 25th & 26th at the Indian Head Agricultural Research…

Third Annual Ag In Motion Underway

Ag In Motion, Western Canada’s Outdoor Farm Expo opened Tuesday to the public at their site near Langham, Saskatchewan. Show Manager Rob O’Conner says the show continues to grow and expand, adding…

FCC: Now a Good Time to Review Financing Strategy

Farm Credit Canada's chief agricultural economist says now is a good time for farmers to review their financial strategy. J.P. Gervais made the comments in response to the Bank of Canada increasing…

Gardiner Dam Celebration Widely Attended

It was a big day at Gardiner Dam as close to a 1000 people came out to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. The dam was named after the Fourth Premier of Saskatchewan James Gardiner. His family was on…

Grain Commission Reducing User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission says it will reduce fees for official grain inspection and weighing services as of August 1. Additional fees for overtime related to official grain inspection services…

Scouting for Wheat Midge

It’s that time of year again when farmers will want to be out scouting fields for wheat midge and other insects. A good way to check if it is actually wheat midge is to grease up a white paper plate…

Tests Underway to Determine Cause of Death for 200 Cattle

Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture is investigating the death of 200-plus head of cattle and calves at the Shamrock pasture southwest of Moose Jaw. Preliminary postmortems have been done on some…

Another Reminder to Farmers to Look Out for Power Lines

The Ag Knowledge Centre has new statistics that their staff are wanting to get out to farm equipment operators. Brent Flaten with the Centre said that more and more incidents of contact with power…

Pulse Canada CEO Says Extension Provides Clarity to India's Fumigation Policy

The CEO of Pulse Canada says exporters now have some clarity on the pulse export policy to India. India has issued a three month extension to its call for Canadian pulse exports to be fumigated prior…

Sask Government Sells Off Hopper Car Fleet

The Saskatchewan government says it has secured commitments from three shortline railways in the province to buy its fleet of nearly 900 hopper cars for 9.7 million dollars. A statement issued by the…

New Board Shifts Funding Model for Cigi

A new board of directors is in at the Canadian International Grains Institute. Comprising five representatives from the provincial wheat commissions in Western Canada and five representatives from…

Canola Acres Surpass Wheat for First Time

Canadian producers reported seeding record areas of canola and soybeans in 2017, with the canola area exceeding wheat (all varieties combined) for the first time ever. Seeded acreage of corn for…

Grains Foundation Launches Public Awareness Campaign

The Western Grains Research Foundation has launched a new public awareness campaign – Field Heroes. The Field Heroes campaign encourages growers and agronomists to consider the use of beneficial…

Pasture Studies Underway

There was a good crowd on hand Tuesday for Agriculture Canada’s Forage & Grazing Tour at the Swift Current Research and Development Centre. Research Scientist Dr Allan Iwaasa talked with the group…

Innovation Award Winners Announced

During Wednesday's opening ceremonies of the 40th annual Farm Progress Show in Regina, they announced this year’s Innovation Award Winners. Gold Innovation Award Winners were Setter Manufacting…

North American Ag Leaders Conclude Meetings

Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, Mexican Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food Jose Calzada and United States Secretary of…

Farm Progress Show Displays Strong Economic Opportunity

Canada’s Farm Progress Show opened to the public Wednesday and is expected to attract over 40,000 visitors. The show is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart…

Row Crop Canola Gaining Interest

The practice of seeding canola using a row crop planter is gaining interest across the Prairies. That from Angela Brackenreed, agronomist with the Canola Council of Canada. "I would say that…

Alfalfa Weevils Causing Damage to Crops

Producers are being advised to keep a lookout for any problems with Alfalfa Weevils. Lorne Klein is a Regional Forage Specialist and says he’s been hearing reports of significant weevil populations…

Saskatchewan Pastures Program Plan Released

The Ministry of Agriculture has released its plan for the wind down of the Saskatchewan Pastures Program. The Saskatchewan Pastures Program consists of approximately 780,000 acres located at 50 sites…

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Original Humboldt & the Development of Western Canada Exhibition

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