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Caregiver impact on animal health a focus at Convention

A production animal consultant from Nebraska helped to kick off this week’s Saskatchewan Stock Growers Convention and AGM in Swift Current. Dr. Tom Noffsinger gave a demonstration on having a calm,…

SSGA kicks 105 AGM and Convention

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is celebrating its 105th AGM and Convention. It kicked off Sunday night at Heartland Livestock with live cattle handling demonstration and a presentation on…

Redvers farmers win 'The Environmental Stewardship Award'

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association handed out “The Environmental Stewardship Award” last night during their banquet. The 2018 Award went to Blain and Naomi Hjertaas of Hjertaas Farms at…

Bin winning a theme around the province

Classic Hits Radio welcomed farmers from around West Central Saskatchewan and Alberta to their Farmer Appreciation this week. Farmers entered for a chance to win a Meridian GM 3000 grain bin. Gerald…

Bayer completes takeover of Monsanto

Bayer successfully completed its acquisition of Monsanto on Thursday. Shares in the U.S. company will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, with Bayer now the sole owner of Monsanto.…

Farmers in southwest and south central looking for moisture

Farmers and ranchers in the southwest would like to see some moisture. The latest Crop Report from Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture shows some hay fields have prematurely headed out and crops…

Well-below average precipitation to start 2018 continues

Most farmers across the province, especially in the southwest are hoping for a lot more precipitation sometime soon. Through the first five months of 2018, the weather station in Swift Current has…

Food Farm teaches students about farming

For the third consecutive year, kids from Swift Current and the surrounding areas attended the annual Food Farm event held at the Swift Current Research and Development Centre. Sixty-one kids on…

Health Canada launches consultation on use of Imidacloprid pesticide

The Government of Canada is consulting Canadians on its latest proposal to protect bees and other pollinators from exposure to imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide. Health Canada's scientific…

Grain Commission updating guidelines for assessing frost, heat stress and mildew

The Canadian Grain Commission is updating its guidelines for the assessment of frost, heat stress and mildew damage in wheat. Beginning in the 2018-19 crop year, individual standard samples for…

Dairy industry concerned over PM's NAFTA remarks

The president of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has written an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding his remarks on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday. Below is a copy of Pierre Lampron's…

Wheat reclassification changes coming up

Prairie farmers should be talking with their elevator agents and buyers about the wheat reclassification changes coming up in the new crop year. The Canadian Grain Commission announced plans in 2015…

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