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Potato shortages likely in Saskatchewan: Vegetable specialist

By Nigel Maxwell
December 4, 2018 - 4:06pm

Potato shortages are likely in Saskatchewan but won't impact anyone's Christmas dinner, according to the province's top authority on vegetables.

The comment from Provincial Vegetable Specialist Connie Achtymichuk comes on the heels of a recent shortage warning from the United Potato Growers of Canada, which indicated this past fall's poor weather is to blame.....

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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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New mentorship program launched

By Alice McFarlane/CJVR
November 16, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: November 22, 2018 - 11:59am

An agricultural mentorship program has been launched in Saskatchewan.

Agriculture Minister David Marit said Next Gen Agriculture will be delivered by Canadian Western Agribition (CWA).

He says its goal is to develop the leadership capacity of young people in agriculture.

"This was a program designed by the ministry in partnership.....

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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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Average year projected for insurance claims: Crop Insurance Director

By Nigel Maxwell
November 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Executive Director of Insurance with Sask Crop Insurance said he expects an average year this year in terms of claims, despite some challenges from Mother Nature.
Darby Warner spoke to farmnewsNOW, one week ahead of the deadline for producers to submit their yield declarations.

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Clubroot spreading across Saskatchewan, says new report

By Nigel Maxwell
October 31, 2018 - 5:00pm

Visible symptoms of clubroot have been confirmed in 37 Saskatchewan canola fields across the northern agricultural regions, according to a new report from the Ministry of Agriculture.

The area where clubroot was confirmed has expanded outside of crop districts 9AE, 9AW and 9B (2017 findings) to include districts 7B, 6B, and.....

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Harvest wraps up across much of Saskatchewan

By Charlene Tebbutt
October 25, 2018 - 2:22pm Updated: October 25, 2018 - 3:14pm

Despite weeks of delay due to bad weather, most producers across Saskatchewan have finally been able to get their crops off the field to finish the 2018 harvest.

In the final crop report of the season, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture said last week’s warm and dry weather helped farmers.....

The tough harvest conditions are looking up in the northwest region
The tough harvest conditions are looking up in the northwest region file photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

After a tough start, producers are getting their crops off around the region

By Brady Lang
October 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

With October nearly over, it’s crunch time for farmers getting their crops off and in the bin.

Last week, the crop report was not in the northwest region’s favour. With a delay caused by the early moisture, producers were estimated at 45 per cent in the region.

That’s not the.....