provincial ag news

Clean up is on after weekend snow storm in Saskatchewan

Clean up is on after weekend snow storm in Saskatchewan

Mar 4, 2024 | 4:02pm
Snow plows and shovels were out in full force across Saskatchewan after this weekend’s storm that not only brought snow but also gusty winds between 60 and 70 kilometres an hour. A winter storm warning was in effect for southern and central regions of the province, resulting in some roads either closed or travel was […]
Canadian cattle herd at its lowest in three decades: Stats Canada

Canadian cattle herd at its lowest in three decades: Stats Canada

Feb 27, 2024 | 3:40pm
The Canadian cattle herd has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years. Statistics Canada reports on January 1st, there were 11.1 million cattle and calves on farms, down 2.1 percent from the previous year. That is the lowest number since 1989. Drought conditions and tight feed supplies, along with good prices, resulted […]
Weather stats show January was one for the record books

Weather stats show January was one for the record books

Feb 9, 2024 | 4:15pm
January was a roller-coaster of a month – from warm & dry to very cold, then warm again. Environment Canada Meteorologist Terri Lang says the beginning of the month was like December, warm and dry, then during the second week some arctic air landed on the province, resulting in a cold snap for several days. […]
Stats Canada Releases December Crop Production Estimate Report

Stats Canada Releases December Crop Production Estimate Report

Dec 4, 2023 | 2:30pm
Statistics Canada boosted 2023 canola and wheat production estimates as crops finished better than expected in part of the Prairies. Crop estimates usually tend to increase in the annual December report, but the numbers for wheat surpassed industry expectations. Timely late summer rains helped revive some crops. StatsCan estimated all-wheat production at 32 million metric […]
Sask. Ag Ministry Needs More Crop Reporters

Sask. Ag Ministry Needs More Crop Reporters

Nov 27, 2023 | 5:02pm
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is looking for additional crop reporters for the next growing season. Crops Extension Specialist MacKenzie Hladun says being a crop reporter doesn’t take much time out of the week – between five to ten minutes. Once a person signs up, the Ag Ministry will send a package containing a rain gauge, a […]
First ever Miss Rodeo crowned at Canadian Western Agribition

First ever Miss Rodeo crowned at Canadian Western Agribition

Nov 24, 2023 | 9:52pm
In the 52-year history of Canadian Western Agribition there was never a Miss Rodeo for the event, until this year. It came down to three women – Ari Dyck of White City, Zoe Gerein of Regina, and Tristen Newcombe of Norquay. After two days of testing their horse riding skills, knowledge of agriculture, rodeo and Agribition, and […]