Crops

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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.....

The Prince Albert Farmers Market is always bustling Saturday mornings.
The Prince Albert Farmers Market is always bustling Saturday mornings. File photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Local producers encourage 'buy local' on Food Day Canada

By Nigel Maxwell
August 4, 2018 - 8:00am

This Saturday has been proclaimed Food Day Canada, a day to showcase Canadian food and celebrate the businesses and producers who provide our food to us.

Local producers in the Prince Albert area are hoping people come out to try locally grown products. Farmers Market President Bob Gill said he enjoys his.....

Saskatchewan farmers may get an early jump on harvest, according to this week's crop report.
Saskatchewan farmers may get an early jump on harvest, according to this week's crop report. file photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Crops advancing quickly, early harvest predicted for Sask.

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

Harvest operations have started in some parts of southern Saskatchewan, and farmers in the northeast and northwest areas may be less than three weeks away from starting according to this week's crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture.

Recent warm and dry weather has allowed crops in the North Battleford and.....

Saskatchewan's hay crop appears very sparse in some areas of the province.
Saskatchewan's hay crop appears very sparse in some areas of the province. File photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Ranchers optimistic despite hay shortage: Sask. farm group

By Nigel Maxwell
August 1, 2018 - 10:00am

There is a shortage of hay in the province, according to the president of the Saskatchewan Stockgrowers Association.

Bill Huber told farmnewsNOW some parts of the province are worse off than others.

"A lot of areas in the south and southwest are especially dry, and the hay crops are probably half of.....

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Field Day showcases local crop research projects

By Nigel Maxwell
July 26, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: July 27, 2018 - 12:10pm

Over 50 agronomists and producers from across the northeast region had an opportunity Thursday to see first-hand the research being done for them at the Conservation Learning Centre (CLC), south of Prince Albert.

Field Day included a full day of demonstrations, guest speakers and tours of the facility's crops. CLC Manager Robin.....

A canola crop in the Bjorkdale area.
A canola crop in the Bjorkdale area. Nigel Maxwell/farmnewsNOW Staff

Provincial crops withstand mother nature's temper

By farmnewsNOW Staff
July 19, 2018 - 2:00pm Updated: July 19, 2018 - 2:50pm

It's been another good week for crop development, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report.

Despite some wild weather that brought hail and severe winds to some corners of the province, most crops are still advancing quickly.

Eighty per cent of the fall cereals, 78 per cent of the spring.....

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