Crops

A recent blanket of snow in our region is not helping farmers.
A recent blanket of snow in our region is not helping farmers. File photo/ farmnewsNOW Staff

Moisture putting a damper on harvest

By Brady Lang
October 12, 2018 - 9:37am

Mother Nature hasn’t been on the farmer’s side this harvest.

According to last week’s crop report, 73 per cent of the crop is now in the bin provincially, which is just behind the five year average of 78 per cent for this time of year. In the northwestern region, the.....

Wild rice is packed at Northern Lights Foods in La Ronge.
Wild rice is packed at Northern Lights Foods in La Ronge. Derek Cornet/larongeNOW Staff

Bad weather results in poor wild rice harvest

By Derek Cornet
October 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

It’s wasn’t a good season for wild rice producers in northern Saskatchewan who weren’t able to harvest crops due to bad weather conditions.

“The wild rice was there, but people weren’t able to harvest it because of the weather and high winds,” Northern Lights Food owner Jean Poirier said. “Too.....

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Propane in short supply as Sask. farmers dry grain harvest

By CKOM News Staff
October 9, 2018 - 5:00pm

Cool, wet weather in Saskatchewan has led to a propane shortage in the province as farmers race to dry their harvested grains.

Federated Co-Operatives Limited (FCL) Propane Director Keith Morin said it’s the “worst we’ve ever been hit” in the industry, as they struggle to keep up with demand.

“The.....

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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.....

Prince Albert area farmers may be in a race with mother nature, with over half the crop still in the field.
Prince Albert area farmers may be in a race with mother nature, with over half the crop still in the field. File photo/paNOW Staff

Prince Albert area receives cold shoulder from Mother Nature

By Nigel Maxwell
October 2, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Prince Albert area experienced a colder, wetter September, according to the latest data from Environment Canada.

The average temperature last month was 6.2 Celsius, almost four degrees colder than the historical average. In terms of precipitation, the Prince Albert area received 45.8 mm, compared to the historical average of 43.4. Meteorologist Natalie Hasell.....

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Supply managed farmers to get compensation as a result of trade deal

By Canadian Press
October 1, 2018 - 1:24pm

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the new trade deal with the United States and Mexico is a good one for Canada that protects the agricultural supply management system and staves off threatened auto tariffs.

Speaking to reporters in Ottawa, Trudeau says the revamped NAFTA deal — renamed the United States-Mexico-Canada.....

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