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A different approach to upcoming annual farm group meetings

A different approach to upcoming annual farm group meetings

Nov 28, 2023 | 2:33pm
Some changes are coming to the meeting events organized by the crop commissions in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta over the next couple of months. There’s no longer one large meeting event with keynote speakers during Crop Production Week in Saskatoon. SaskCanola, Sask Wheat, SaskBarley, SaskFlax and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers are holding back-to-back annual business meetings […]
Exports of Canadian wheat strong despite low demand: SaskWheat Market Outlook

Exports of Canadian wheat strong despite low demand: SaskWheat Market Outlook

Nov 8, 2023 | 4:45pm
Canadian wheat exports were strong in shipping week 13. According to the latest SaskWheat Market Outlook, 526.3-thousand metric tons (mt) of wheat was exported to bring the season total to 5.1-million metric tons, up 11 percent from last year. Michael Wilton with Mercantile Consulting Venture in Winnipeg says the fall program for exports usually peaks in October before […]
Senators debate amended Bill C-234, farm groups want original version passed

Senators debate amended Bill C-234, farm groups want original version passed

Nov 1, 2023 | 5:24pm
A Private Member’s Bill aimed at exempting natural gas and propane used for certain farming practices from the carbon tax, is front-and-centre again in the Senate. It’s possible, that debate over Bill 234 will resume, or be put over to another day. On Tuesday, there was debate on the bill in the upper chamber and the […]
Four Agriculture Groups want review of Bunge-Viterra merger done by the provincial government

Four Agriculture Groups want review of Bunge-Viterra merger done by the provincial government

Oct 6, 2023 | 5:43pm
Four farm groups want the Saskatchewan government to conduct a risk assessment into the proposed merger between Viterra and Bunge. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, SaskCanola, SaskBarley, and SaskWheat sent a joint letter to provincial Agriculture Minister David Marit. Chairperson of SaskWheat Brett Halstead says one of the concerns is less options to sell grain. […]
Farm leaders 50 percent done harvest, yields average to “a little” above average

Farm leaders 50 percent done harvest, yields average to “a little” above average

Sep 12, 2023 | 3:50pm
Farm group leaders are not only in charge of their respective organizations, but are also producers themselves. The Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission Brett Halstead farms in the Nokomis area, north of Regina. Vice President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture Todd Lewis farms near the hamlet of Gray, south of the Queen […]
Farm Groups pleased Canadian Grain Commission reverses decision to harmonize test weight standards for wheat

Farm Groups pleased Canadian Grain Commission reverses decision to harmonize test weight standards for wheat

Jul 28, 2023 | 5:42pm
The Canadian Grain Commission is walking back on changes to test weight standards. The commission originally decided to align export tolerances for test weight and total foreign material for 5 different class of Canadian wheat, effective August 1st, but that’s now been repealed. This comes after stakeholders raised concerns, including the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, […]