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Regina grain farmer elected to SaskCanola board

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
December 5, 2018 - 4:00pm Updated: December 5, 2018 - 4:30pm

A new director will take a seat at the SaskCanola board of directors table.

Katelyn Duncan from Regina received the most votes in the recent election.

Duncan operates a grain farm in the Regina area with her family. She currently serves as the Saskatchewan/Manitoba representative on the Canadian Young Farmer.....

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Proudly Ag conference coming in new year

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
December 4, 2018 - 1:32pm

An agriculture organization that supports the under 40 demographic is planning its annual meeting.

Saskatchewan Young Ag Entrepreneurs (SYA) presents the Proudly Ag Conference Jan. 9 and 10, 2019 in Saskatoon.

SYA General Manager Carla Borsa said the group is a non-profit membership based organization for young farmers and industry professionals.

"We provide.....

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Agricultural Producers Association weighs in on commercial driver training legislation

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
December 3, 2018 - 5:09pm

Vice President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, Ian Boxall, says his initial reaction to the new legislation on commercial truck training is a good one. 

"I think when it comes to commercial truck driving I think training has been something that's been, maybe, a little lax in our.....

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New executive director for SaskCanola

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
December 3, 2018 - 2:47pm

The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) has found its new executive director.

Lisa Horn will assume the role effective immediately.

In a news release SaskCanola Chair Doyle Wiebe welcomed Horn to the team.

“Lisa is an experienced leader in the agriculture industry. Her breadth of knowledge will help advance the.....

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Canadian Grain Commission taking samples from producers on crop information

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
November 29, 2018 - 2:00pm

Farmers are looking for more information on their crop.

Producers can send in samples to the Canadian Grain Commission in order to get more information on oil content and chlorophyll levels in canola, protein as well as deoxynivalenol (DON) and falling numbers for wheat.

Canadian Grain Commission program manager, Daryl.....

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Agribition teaching students new skills

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
November 21, 2018 - 5:09pm

Learning is fun at Canadian Western Agribition (CWA).

There is an extensive education program at the show with the FamilyAgPavilion, Indigenous Pavilion and Education Expo.

CWA CEO Chris Land said they will set a new record with over 10,000 school-aged children visiting the show.

“We’re really excited about that. That’s.....

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Healthy Living Initiative to help rural youth

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
November 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

A new program will support the emotional and physical wellbeing of rural youth.

The 4-H Canada Healthy Living Initiative was announced at Agribition.

4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner said young people living in rural and remote communities are at greater risk of experiencing struggles related to their mental and physical.....

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