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Do More Ag accepting applications for its 5th annual Community Fund

Do More Ag accepting applications for its 5th annual Community Fund

Feb 2, 2024 | 8:03pm
The application window is wide open for the 5th annual Community Fund, put on by the Do More Agriculture Foundation and Farm Credit Canada. Do More Ag has been accepting applications since January 18 and the deadline is February 15. Executive Director of Do More Ag Megz Reynolds says  the fund offers free mental health supports […]
Cold weather limited information for Cattle Market Update

Cold weather limited information for Cattle Market Update

Jan 31, 2024 | 3:49pm
Not a whole lot of information to chew on when it comes to the Cattle Market Update, issued by Canfax. Provincial Cattle Specialist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Fonda Froats says this year has gotten off to a slow start, with only one heifer weight category in the province reported – the 500-600 pound […]
Deadline extension, additional RM’s included highlight updates to Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program

Deadline extension, additional RM’s included highlight updates to Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program

Jan 30, 2024 | 5:54pm
Livestock producers considering compensation for incurring extraordinary costs related to feed and/or transportation last year, due to drought conditions, have two extra weeks to apply to the Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program. The provincial government announced Tuesday that the application deadline has been extended to March 15; that date would also apply to eligible expenses incurred from […]
Viterra and Local Unions set to resume talks in new year

Viterra and Local Unions set to resume talks in new year

Dec 23, 2023 | 8:41am
Members of Grain and General Services Union Local 1, which represents workers from Viterra Country Operations and Maintenance and Local 2, which represents workers from Viterra’s Regina Head Office, say they are taking a stand to secure fair wages, improved work-life balance, and workplace respect in their collective agreements. After the pair of unions rejected […]
USask research looking at cattle feed innovations

USask research looking at cattle feed innovations

Dec 20, 2023 | 3:32pm
Canadian beef and cattle producers have faced the familiar challenge of keeping their herds fed outside grazing season. A study at the University of Saskatchewan is diving into the challenges that cold-climate cattle producers face as they have to rely on storing and using feed crops, such as hay and other cereal grains. Dr. Gabriel […]
Unions representing Viterra workers in Sask. vote to authorize strike action

Unions representing Viterra workers in Sask. vote to authorize strike action

Dec 16, 2023 | 10:51am
Members of the Grain and General Services Union Local 1 (Viterra Country Operations and Maintenance) and Local 2 (Viterra Regina Head Office) have reached an impasse with Viterra over bargaining negotiations. After more than a year of negotiations, the unions, who have been frustrated by the lack of progress, members in both unions overwhelmingly voted […]
AGT launches program to give producers the chance to help local food banks

AGT launches program to give producers the chance to help local food banks

Sep 21, 2023 | 2:25pm
A new program is set to see those in the agriculture industry help support local food banks across Saskatchewan and Western Canada. The “AGT Food Bank Crop Exchange Program” is a program in partnership with AGT Food and Ingredients, Food Banks Canada and Drive Away Hunger. The program asks producers to donate a portion of […]
Quantity and Quality of Durum Wheat a concern

Quantity and Quality of Durum Wheat a concern

Aug 9, 2023 | 4:55pm
Durum wheat is going to be at a premium. It appears highly unlikely that this year’s durum crop in Canada and the U.S. will be large enough to meet the demands of the countries that normally import durum for their pasta needs. In the July 12 Crop Production report, USDA said durum production in 2023 was […]