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Wood River MLA Named Province's New Agriculture Minister

Wood River MLA David Marit is Saskatchewan’s new Agriculture Minister. Marit replaces Lyle Stewart who resigned from the position last week for health reasons. Premier Scott Moe replacing Marit in…

Dry Conditions Spark Worries About Wildfires

Extremely dry conditions in many areas of the Province especially in the South West have people concerned about the potential wildfire situation. Rick Toney is Chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s…

Barlow Says Urban-Rural Split Growing Over Carbon Tax

It's fair to say federal Agriculture Critic John Barlow and the rest of the Conservative Party are not big fans of any form of Federal carbon tax. Barlow says if the Feds implement their tax, it's…

Livestock Producers Look For Feed

There are expectations that this year’s fall calf run could be earlier than normal this year as producers in drier areas try to cut back their feeding costs. Livestock producers in a number of areas…

SaskBarley Concerned By Trade Disruptions

The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission is concerned by Saudi Arabia’s decision to suspend future purchases of Canadian Barley. Saudi Arabia recently canceled any new trade with Canada,…

Trudeau Liberal's Twitter Diplomacy Impacts Trade Opportunities

The Conservative Shadow Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food John Barlow says it's farmers and ranchers that are paying the price for the Trudeau Liberals Twitter diplomacy with Saudi Arabia. Last…

Canadian Beef Industry Conference Looks At Driving Demand

“Driving Demand” is the theme for the third annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference this week in London, Ontario. Land use and the rising cost of land is one of the biggest challenges facing…

Not Happy With Your Dockage? The Canadian Grain Commission Can Help

Farmers are being reminded that there is a challenge process available when it comes to reviewing grading and dockage during grain delivery. Doug Chorney is the Assistant Chief Commissioner with the…

New Food Guide Could Push Consumers Away From Meat

Health Canada is in the process of modifying the Canadian Food Guide, but these proposed changes have members of the ag industry concerned. The second public consultation is in the process and will…

USDA Releases Aug WASDE Report

The USDA released its August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Friday. The report forecast record corn (178.4 bushels per acre) and soybean (51.6) yields for the U.S.…

BASF Completes Acquisition Of Bayer Assets

BASF has completed its acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer. The sale was a condition of Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto. "This strategic move adds excellent assets to our…

Flax Council Announces Changes In Operating Structure

The Flax Council of Canada recently announced a new operating structure that it says will deliver the services industry members need to move forward with greater confidence. “It’s clear that Canadian…

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