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Eggs recalled in Sask. due to possible salmonella contamination

Eggs recalled in Sask. due to possible salmonella contamination

Feb 18, 2024 | 8:53am
The threat of possible salmonella contamination has triggered a food recall in Saskatchewan. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says several egg brands, including Compliments large eggs, Harman medium eggs, No-name large eggs, Star Egg medium, large, and extra-large eggs, are on the recall list. Only eggs with the specific lot code information in the […]
Over $6 million in livestock and forage research invested by Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan 

Over $6 million in livestock and forage research invested by Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan 

Jan 23, 2024 | 1:39pm
Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, alongside Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit, announced $6.8 million in funding for livestock and forage research activities. The investment is provided through the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), supporting 30 new research projects for 2024. This year’s funding represents an […]
Sask. government freezes crown land grazing rates for 2024

Sask. government freezes crown land grazing rates for 2024

Jan 23, 2024 | 1:22pm
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced a freeze on the 2024 Crown land grazing rates, maintaining them at 2022 levels. This decision responds to the agricultural industry’s challenges from several years of persistent dry conditions. Producers facing the need to reduce stocking rates on leased Crown land due to drought will again be eligible for […]
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 helps tackle food insecurity through donation of soup mix to food banks

USask research helps tackle food insecurity through donation of soup mix to food banks

Dec 21, 2023 | 1:48pm
In a joint effort to address the pressing issue of food insecurity in Saskatchewan, over 15,000 Farm2Kitchen soup mix packages have been distributed in food hampers by the Regina Food Bank and the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre. The announcement comes after a collaborative effort between the USask College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the […]
Linamar buys Bourgault Industries

Linamar buys Bourgault Industries

Dec 21, 2023 | 1:27pm
Linamar Corporation has sealed an agreement to acquire Bourgault Industries Ltd., an agriculture equipment manufacturer based in St. Brieux, Saskatchewan. The $640 million transaction is a strategic move aimed at bolstering Linamar’s Industrial segment’s offerings and strengthening its position as a leading shortline agriculture equipment manufacturer. Bourgault Industries, recognized globally as a market and technology […]
No White Christmas has some producers worried about moisture

No White Christmas has some producers worried about moisture

Dec 19, 2023 | 3:20pm
Many farmers and producers might be dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones they are used to experiencing. However, with Christmas approaching and no snow in the forecast, it seems those dreams won’t be coming true. Trevor Hadwen, an agri-climate specialist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, said given the drought conditions the province […]
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 […]
Emissions from Oil and Gas Sector in Saskatchewan decreased in 2022

Emissions from Oil and Gas Sector in Saskatchewan decreased in 2022

Jul 10, 2023 | 2:59pm
Saskatchewan’s oil and gas industry continues to reduce its emissions. Numbers from the provincial government show in 2022, emissions from venting and flaring at upstream oil facilities decreased to 3.9 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, a decrease of 64 per cent below 2015 levels. The province adds emissions from venting dropped 13 percent and flaring […]