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Hemp growers receive green light to harvest whole plant

By Nigel Maxwell
August 19, 2018 - 8:00am Updated: August 19, 2018 - 12:14pm

A great opportunity for Canadian hemp growers is how the President of the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance described Health Canada's announcement that makes it legal for all parts of the hemp plant to now be harvested. 

Health Canada’s revision of Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).....

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Neonics phase-out raises stinging questions for Sask. honey industry

By Nigel Maxwell
August 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

A plan by the federal government to phase out the use of nicotine-based pesticides (neonics), has Saskatchewan's honey industry buzzing.

Jake Berg, the Vice President of the Saskatchewan Beekeeper's Development Commission, said he has mixed feelings about a three-year window offered to farmers, to figure out what other what pesticides they can.....

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Harvest going quickly but weather causing issues: Crop Report

By farmnewsNOW Staff
August 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Harvest is ahead of schedule in Saskatchewan due to the hot, dry weather seen across the province recently, according to the crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture.

According to the report, five per cent of the crop has already been combined, while nine per cent has been swathed or.....

The G3 Melville ribbon cutting ceremony was held Aug.14.
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G3 celebrates opening of new facilities in Saskatchewan

By farmnewsNOW Staff
August 15, 2018 - 2:00pm

A pair of ribbon cutting ceremonies this week, have marked the official grand openings of two high-efficiency primary elevators in Saskatchewan.

G3 Melville and G3 Saskatoon West, which have been taking grain deliveries from area producers since June, aim to further increase G3's grain origination network in Western Canada.


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Pesticides linked to bee deaths will be phased out in Canada, sources say

By The Canadian Press
August 15, 2018 - 11:03am

The federal government will begin phasing out the outdoor use of nicotine-based pesticides beginning in 2021, part of an effort to stem the mysterious decline of honey bee colonies around the world.

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Canada will announce Wednesday a three-year phaseout of two of the three main neonicotinoid pesticides.....

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Conference looks at water sustainability

By farmnewsNOW Staff
August 13, 2018 - 5:00pm

Leading experts from around the world are in Saskatoon this week to discuss water management and sustainable agriculture.

The Canadian Water Resources Association and the Canadian Committee for Irrigation and Drainage are hosting a conference in Saskatoon to look at climate change and issues affecting water.

Topics on the agenda.....

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Mother nature poses challenges for harvest prep

By farmnewsNOW Staff
August 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saskatchewan farmers, preparing for harvest, had a struggle with mother nature lately, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report. 

Some areas in the southwest corner of the province, including Cabri and Leader, received hail last week that caused severe damage to crops. Other areas of the province were impacted by either.....

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Grain commission's framework plan step in right direction, according to Sask. farm group

By Nigel Maxwell
August 8, 2018 - 2:24pm

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has layed out its inital plans for how it intends to spend its Surplus Investment Framework, and at least one Saskatchewan farm group is giving it a thumps up.

Four million of the $90 million surplus earmarked for investment will go to the Harvest Sample Program. The.....