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South Korea joins Japan in halting Canadian wheat imports after GMO plants found

By The Canadian Press
June 19, 2018 - 9:47am

CALGARY — South Korea has joined Japan in suspending trade in Canadian wheat following the discovery of a small number of genetically modified plants in southern Alberta.

It's standard protocol in both countries to temporarily close markets in such cases, Global Affairs spokesman Jesse Wilson said Monday.

"The Government of Canada.....

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Seeding progress slowed by week of rain and cooler weather

By farmnewsNOW Staff
June 7, 2018 - 2:00pm

Crop growth was delayed in much of the province and most crops are behind their normal developmental stages for this time of year, according to the latest crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture.

The rainfall this past week helped alleviate some concerns about dry fields. The amount of rain varied across the.....

Farmers in the Lintlaw area were very busy in the fields last weekend.
Farmers in the Lintlaw area were very busy in the fields last weekend. Nigel Maxwell/farmnewsNOW Staff

2018 crop almost entirely in the ground

By farmnewsNOW Staff
May 31, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saskatchewan farmers have taken advantage of another week of good weather.

Ninety-one per cent of the provincial crop is now in the ground, according to the Ministry of Agriculture's weekly crop report for May 22 to 28.  At this time last week the provincial average was 70 per cent. Overall, farmers.....

Rural farm representatives spend hours traveling country roads and talking to ratepayers as part of their council duties.
Rural farm representatives spend hours traveling country roads and talking to ratepayers as part of their council duties. file photo/paNOW Staff

Local farm representatives pulling double duty

By Charlene Tebbutt
May 28, 2018 - 5:00pm

It’s a busy time of year for farmers in Saskatchewan, and for those who are also representing their local community as well, finding the time to get it all done can be a challenge in itself.

Saskatchewan farmers are busy as the weather warms up, seeding crops, readying equipment and.....

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, seeding should be complete across the province within the next couple weeks.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, seeding should be complete across the province within the next couple weeks. file photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Sask. farmers on track for early seeding completion

By farmnewsNOW Staff
May 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Saskatchewan farmers have made some huge gains in the fields, according to this week's crop report.
 
Severty per cent of the provincial crop is now in the ground, up from 35 per cent last week and well ahead of the five-year average of 55 per cent for.....

Hot, dry conditions have provided the perfect climate for Saskatchewan's striped and crucifer beetles.
Hot, dry conditions have provided the perfect climate for Saskatchewan's striped and crucifer beetles. File photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Flea beetles poised to feast on canola crops: insect specialist

By Nigel Maxwell
May 23, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saskatchewan's canola growers have reasons to fear flea beetles this year, according to the province's insect pest specialist

James Tansey said one way to get around flea beetle damage has always been to plant early, but farmers were not afforded that opportunity this year due to the long winter. Added to that.....

Seeding is now in full swing across the province.
Seeding is now in full swing across the province. File photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Mother nature lends farmers a hand

By Nigel Maxwell
May 17, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saskatchewan farmers made some good progress in the fields this past week thanks to some warm, dry weather.

According to this week's crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture, 35 per cent of the provincial crop is now in the ground, a significant jump from nine per cent last week......

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