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Lewis re-elected APAS President

By farmnewsNOW Staff
November 30, 2018 - 1:58pm

Members belonging to the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, appear happy with the way the organization is being run based on a recent election.
 
Todd Lewis was re-elected board president during the APAS Annual General Meeting Friday in Regina. The farmer from the Gray area was first elected to the position in.....

According to groups like APAS, ranchers have a lot to lose from a federal carbon tax.
According to groups like APAS, ranchers have a lot to lose from a federal carbon tax. Submitted Photo/ Terra Eckert

APAS to join carbon tax fight

By farmnewsNOW Staff
November 27, 2018 - 1:23pm

A group representing Saskatchewan farmers has announced it is applying for intervenor status in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reference case on the Federal Carbon Tax.
 
Todd Lewis, President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), made the announcement at the organization’s annual general Meeting in Regina.....

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Final crop report shows high quality but some reduced yields

By farmnewsNOW Staff
November 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Despite the tough harvest conditions this fall, producers were able to pull off average to above-average crop quality overall, according to the final crop report of 2018 from Saskatchewan Agriculture.

Warm and sunny weather in mid-to-late October allowed producers to get nearly all of the job done.

Snow and rain in early.....

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Sask. potash company faces heavy fine, after worker seriously hurt

By farmnewsNOW Staff
November 1, 2018 - 10:33am

Saskatchewan potash company Agrium Inc. has been ordered to pay $490,000 in fines in connection to a work place accident that happened at the company's Vanscoy mine over two years ago.

The case was heard at Saskatoon Provincial Court on Wednesday.

Agrium pleaded guilty to one count under the Occupational Health.....

Levi Hull and Paula Larson have been re-elected.
Levi Hull and Paula Larson have been re-elected. Facebook/ Sask. Cattlemen's Association

SCA election results announced

By farmnewsNOW Staff
October 27, 2018 - 8:15am

The results are in from the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association (SCA) 2018 elections, held this week during the organization’s fall district meetings.

In District 7, incumbent Paula Larson won the seat over  Garret Poletz. In District 5 Levi Hull beat the challenger Adrienne Ivy.

Returning to the board are; Arnold Balicki.....

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Farm Credit Canada hunger program yields big result

By farmnewsNOW Staff
October 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) annual Drive Away Hunger program helped provide nearly 777,000 meals in Saskatchewan this year, the third highest amount in the country.

The only two provinces with higher amounts were Ontario (3.97 million) and Quebec (3.06 million).

“FCC Drive Away Hunger goes a long way toward replenishing the shelves.....

Muenster's Emma Hinz received $4,000 toward her agriculture-related post-secondary studies from the 2018 Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship program.
Muenster's Emma Hinz received $4,000 toward her agriculture-related post-secondary studies from the 2018 Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship program. file photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Provincial scholarship open to Ag interested students

By farmnewsNOW Staff
October 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

Saskatchewan youth, pursuing a career in an agriculture-related field, have a great opportunity to cut some of their post-secondary costs.

Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship program. The scholarship is funded through the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, a five-year, $388 million investment in strategic initiatives for Saskatchewan agriculture.....

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Farmers persevere through week of wet, cool weather

By farmnewsNOW Staff
October 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

Despite mother nature's best attempts to interfere, Saskatchewan farmerrs continue to make some good gain in the fields.

Seventy-three per cent of the crop is now in the bin according to this week's crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture. That's slightly behind the five-year (2013-17) average of 78 per.....

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National farm group claims trade deal milks producers

By farmnewsNOW Staff
October 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is the latest farm group to weigh in on the recently signed US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), and they claim the agreement takes away a competitve advantage Canadian dairy producers had over their southern counterparts.
 
In a press release issued by NFU Vice President of Policy Jan Slomp,.....

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