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Saskatchewan's honey industry feels sting of late winter

By Nigel Maxwell
May 17, 2018 - 8:00am

This past winter was really tough on bees in the province, according to the  President of the Saskatchewan Beekeeper's Development Commission.

Simon Lalonde told farmnewsNOW beekeepers in all four corners of the province have reported higher than expected losses.

"Right now beekeepers are going through the hives and trying to find out exactly.....

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Move away from trans fats creates opportunities for canola growers

By Charlene Tebbutt
May 15, 2018 - 8:00am

The World Health Organization is urging manufacturers to end the use of trans fats in processed foods, saying eliminating trans fats is key to saving lives.

The WHO released a new guide Monday, which calls for the elimination of trans fats from the global food supply, saying an estimated 500,000.....

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Conditions ripe for fruit growers

By Charlene Tebbutt
May 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

Producers looking for a new cash crop should investigate options around fruit production, as Saskatchewan’s climate and increased demand for locally-sourced produce makes conditions ripe for growth.

There’s money to be made in fruit production, according the Saskatchewan Fruit Growers’ Association, including around the Prince Albert area and across the.....

Farmers in the Prince Albert area have finally been able to get out into the field.
Farmers in the Prince Albert area have finally been able to get out into the field. file photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Recent warm weather allows seeding to progress

By farmnewsNOW Staff
May 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

Seeding has progressed across the province, albeit a bit slowly due to wet fields.
 
According to this week's crop report from the Ministry of Agriculture, roughly nine per cent of the 2018 crop is now in the ground. This is well behind the five-year average of 19 per cent.....

From left Garth Whyte, President and CEO with Fertilizer Canada; Kathy Jordison, chair of Fertilizer Canada and vice-president of Yara Canada and Lyle Stewart, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture signed a three-year extension to the MOC Tuesday.
From left Garth Whyte, President and CEO with Fertilizer Canada; Kathy Jordison, chair of Fertilizer Canada and vice-president of Yara Canada and Lyle Stewart, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture signed a three-year extension to the MOC Tuesday. submitted photo/Government of Saskatchewan

Province extends agreement with Fertlizer Canada

By Charlene Tebbutt
May 1, 2018 - 5:00pm Updated: May 2, 2018 - 9:26am

The Saskatchewan government has extended an agreement with a national fertilizer industry association to promote environmental stewardship and sustainable farming practices.

The province signed a three-year extension to their Memorandum of Cooperation with Fertilizer Canada Tuesday, continuing an agreement initially signed in 2016. The MOC will allow for the continuation.....

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