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Lots to look forward to at this year’s Ag in Motion

Lots to look forward to at this year’s Ag in Motion

Jul 15, 2024 | 4:31pm
More than 30 thousand people and at least 570 exhibitors are expected at Ag in Motion this year. This year is also the 10th edition of the annual out-door farm show, located on the Discovery Farm site near Langham, Saskatchewan. It gets underway Tuesday and runs until Thursday. Show Director Rob O’Connor says to mark […]
SaskWater 2023-24 Report: collaborates with WSA on irrigation expansion, highlights other water-related projects

SaskWater 2023-24 Report: collaborates with WSA on irrigation expansion, highlights other water-related projects

Jul 14, 2024 | 10:11am
In its annual report for the fiscal year 2023-24, SaskWater reported a net income of $8.7-million, an increase of $100-thousand from the previous year. The Crown Corporation had a few highlights during the year. Of the $87-million in capital projects invested in, the most significant was the Regina Regional Non-potable Water Supply System, which SaskWater […]
Some farmers embracing the heat, others may be concerned

Some farmers embracing the heat, others may be concerned

Jul 11, 2024 | 4:47pm
Depending on the farmer, they’re either welcoming the hot weather or are a bit concerned. Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture Todd Lewis farms near Gray, south of Regina. He says he finished spraying fungicide on his lentils and canary seed and some spraying for fusarium head blight on his durum wheat. His crops […]
Warm weather welcome for crop development, haying operations

Warm weather welcome for crop development, haying operations

Jul 11, 2024 | 3:43pm
Overall, crops across the province remain in good condition, noted the provincial crop report released Thursday morning. This is despite excessive moisture causing crop yellowing and crop loss in low lying areas of some regions, as well as drier conditions in other regions. The hot weather will help crops catch up on development after previous […]
Cargill employees in Guelph reach a deal, Calgary workers voting on an offer

Cargill employees in Guelph reach a deal, Calgary workers voting on an offer

Jul 9, 2024 | 2:24pm
One Cargill strike might be over, but another might be waiting in the wings. Workers at the ready made plant in Calgary, that processes beef from the plant in nearby High River, voted Monday on a tentative contract offer. The results should be known sometime Wednesday. Last month, one-hundred per cent of those workers said […]
Barley research continuing in large part to funding from federal government, farm groups

Barley research continuing in large part to funding from federal government, farm groups

Jul 8, 2024 | 5:19pm
A total of $9.6-million in funding will help the Canadian National Barley Cluster make barley a more competitive and resilient crop. $5.2-million of the funding comes from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Ssutainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) and the remaining $4.4-million from several farm groups, including SaskBarley, Alberta Grains, Beef Cattle Research Council, Brewing and […]
Reservoirs, Lake Diefenbaker doing okay after significant rainfall

Reservoirs, Lake Diefenbaker doing okay after significant rainfall

Jul 8, 2024 | 5:11pm
Water levels in Saskatchewan are okay, after a weather system in late-June brought a bunch of rain to the west and central regions of the province. The Water Security Agency put out an advisory ahead of the rainfall on June 26th and monitored levels at lakes, rivers, and streams throughout the Canada Day Long Weekend. […]
Some regions need warm, drier weather to help crops develop

Some regions need warm, drier weather to help crops develop

Jul 4, 2024 | 3:54pm
Crop conditions are good but still behind development, according to the Saskatchewan Crop Report released Thursday. Rain during the reporting period of June 25 to July 1 was again widespread with some areas getting an excessive amount, resulting in crop yellowing, stunting and root rot development due to moisture stress, leaf diseases in cereal crops, […]