Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

SaskWheat looking forward to meeting with new Chief Commissioner of CGC

SaskWheat looking forward to meeting with new Chief Commissioner of CGC

Apr 25, 2024 | 3:11pm
The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission welcomes the appointment of David Hunt as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lawrence MacAulay announced the appointment on Tuesday. “I would like to congratulate David Hunt on his appointment as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission. The CGC plays […]
Reaction positive to enhancements made to weather-based programs under 2024 Crop Insurance Program

Reaction positive to enhancements made to weather-based programs under 2024 Crop Insurance Program

Mar 5, 2024 | 3:35pm
A decrease to the average coverage per acre and average premium, as well as enhancements made to the weather-based support programs, highlight Tuesday’s morning’s announcement of the 2024 Crop Insurance Program. In a conference call from the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation Head Office in Melville, Provincial Agriculture Minister David Marit noted the 2024 multi-peril crop […]
Research ongoing into “mystery” chickpea disease

Research ongoing into “mystery” chickpea disease

Jan 29, 2024 | 3:40pm
Some call it a “mystery chickpea disease” while researchers refer to it as an “emerging health issue” The problem surfaced in 2019 in the Gravelbourg, Assiniboia and Coronach regions of southern Saskatchewan.  It reappeared again the following year. Both those years featured early dry conditions followed by a big dump of rain.   Chickpea plants had […]
Some specialty crops may be seeded less this spring compared to others: Ag Canada Outlook

Some specialty crops may be seeded less this spring compared to others: Ag Canada Outlook

Jan 24, 2024 | 11:31am
The seeded acreages for flax and mustard are expected to drop dramatically this spring while large acreage increases are expected for oats, chickpeas and lentils.  Meanwhile, the price of almost every grain, oilseed and specialty crop is expected to drop, and in some cases, the declines are large. The projections are in the latest outlook by […]
Federal Government announces first Executive Director of Trade Office in the Philippines

Federal Government announces first Executive Director of Trade Office in the Philippines

Dec 11, 2023 | 5:53pm
Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has appointed a seasoned-veteran with Global Affairs Canada to be the inaugural Executive Director of a new trade office in Manila, Philippines.Diedrah Kelly has more than 20 years experience in various roles abroad, including  her recent role as Consul General of Canada in Mumbai, India. Prior to that, she also […]
Some changes to AAFC’s outlook report for principal field crops

Some changes to AAFC’s outlook report for principal field crops

Sep 27, 2023 | 2:57pm
The market analysis group of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada has issued a new outlook report for principal field crops. The outlook report uses the most recent yield estimates as well as seeded acreage and export statistics and also takes production and demand in other countries into account. As compared to the report issued in August, […]
Collaboration aims to make satellite-based forage insurance a usable product

Collaboration aims to make satellite-based forage insurance a usable product

Sep 11, 2023 | 3:47pm
The cattle sector is hoping satellite technology will be the answer for providing forage insurance comparable to how multi-peril insurance works for grain farmers. Collaboration is occurring between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the three prairie crop insurance agencies, Canadian Cattle Association, Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association and Global Ag Risk Solutions in an effort to make […]
Swift Current area littered with hail, causes crop damage

Swift Current area littered with hail, causes crop damage

Jul 26, 2023 | 4:23pm
The Swift Current area was on the receiving end of a hail storm that came through on Saturday. Richard Cuthbert is a wheat breeder with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, based in Swift Current. He says the storm was heading towards the community, and by 6:20 p.m. that day the winds started to pick up, then […]
Canada Wheat Exports for Week 47 down from previous week

Canada Wheat Exports for Week 47 down from previous week

Jul 4, 2023 | 2:39pm
Canada’s all-wheat exports for Grain Week 47, the week ending June 25 were 424,400 metric tons, down from the previous week while above the four-week average of 388,050 mt. Canada’s cumulative licensed all-wheat exports at over 22.58 mmt are up 82% from one year ago and 19.8% higher than the three-year average. Agriculture and Agri-Food […]
This crop year “won’t be a bin buster”: Hursh

This crop year “won’t be a bin buster”: Hursh

Jun 28, 2023 | 5:18pm
2023 is shaping up to be a dry year and consequently won’t be a bin buster. That’s according to agricultural consultant Kevin Hursh, who says where he farms in the Cabri area of southwest Saskatchewan it’s dry. “Things are going backwards quickly in my part of the world,” Hursh said. “Increasingly there’s a lot of […]