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Longhorn cattle were featured at Canadian Western Agribition for the first time in 24 years.
Longhorn cattle were featured at Canadian Western Agribition for the first time in 24 years. Alice McFarlane / CJVR

The longhorns are back in town

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 19, 2018 - 4:00pm

The Texas Longhorns are back at Canadian Western Agribition(CWA).

It’s been 24-years since the breed was last featured at the show.

Kris Johnson, with I.M. Bar Longhorns from Big Horn Wyoming, brought seven animals to Regina. Johnson and his father Toby run 30 head of registered longhorn cattle at their.....

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Canadian Western Agribition expected to draw crowds

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 19, 2018 - 11:00am

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) opens Monday in Regina.

The show draws crowds of 120,000 people during the six-day event.

CWA President Bruce Holmquist said registration for cattle shows was consistent with previous years with about 1,300 entries.

He says he is particularily interested in the number of international guest vistors attending......

Researcher Colin Whitfield
Researcher Colin Whitfield Photo courtesy University of Saskatchewan

Reducing greenhouse gases

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will be the focus of three research projects.

University of Saskatchewan researchers in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, the School of Environment and Sustainability and the Global Institute for Water Security will receive $3.4 million to study forages in grazing systems, shelterbelts and agricultural water reservoirs.

Agriculture and.....

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Focusing on market access

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 16, 2018 - 9:00am Updated: November 22, 2018 - 12:10pm

Growing market access was the focus of a recent trade mission to China.

Agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay concluded the 10-day visit, which included the signing of 18 agriculture and agri-food agreements worth over $353 million.

MacAulay led his country’s delegation at the Canada Pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai,.....

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Deadline approaching for crop insurance coverage

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 14, 2018 - 4:36pm Updated: November 15, 2018 - 3:23pm

Thursday is an important deadline for farmers to apply for crop insurance coverage.

The last day to declare production from the 2018 growing season is Nov. 19 which is also the last day to register a claim with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC).

The executive director of insurance of SCIC,.....

Protein Industries Canada

Federal funds matched by Protein Industries Supercluster

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 14, 2018 - 1:53pm Updated: November 22, 2018 - 12:13pm

Canada is a world leader in the growing market for plant-based proteins.

A new funding arrangement will help to support that industry and create jobs.

Federal funds of $153 million over 10 years will be matched by the Protein Industries Supercluster, a group of businesses and post-secondary institutions.

In making the.....