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Agrologists talk water at annual conference in Prince Albert

By Charlene Tebbutt
April 12, 2018 - 8:56pm

The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists hosted their annual conference in Prince Albert this week, looking at the importance of water.

About 200 delegates attended the conference from across the province to talk about issues including proper water drainage, food, legislation around water use, wetlands and the environment. Blair McClinton, president.....

Krista and Dave McBain grow and process garlic and several other types of vegetables for picking and spices.
Krista and Dave McBain grow and process garlic and several other types of vegetables for picking and spices. submitted photo/M & M Garlic

Garlic business growing in northeast Saskatchewan

By Charlene Tebbutt
April 10, 2018 - 1:17pm Updated: April 10, 2018 - 2:17pm

When Dave and Krista McBain started growing and processing garlic, some people thought the idea stunk.

The couple looked at several options, but persevered with the plan to grow garlic and now operate one of the largest production and processing operations in the province, running their business near the northeast.....

Unlike their counterparts to the south, farmers in northern Saskatchewan face snow-covered fields this spring.
Unlike their counterparts to the south, farmers in northern Saskatchewan face snow-covered fields this spring. Nigel Maxwell/farmnewsNOW Staff

Local farmers remain cool despite late melt

By Nigel Maxwell
April 8, 2018 - 11:00am

Farmers in central and northeastern Saskatchewan may have a bone to pick with Old Man Winter as they face the real possibility of late seeding.

Some areas north and east of Prince Albert still have over two feet of snow on the ground, though Bob Reid, who farms in the.....

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Sask. health officials warn of Hantavirus

By CJME News Staff
April 4, 2018 - 2:20pm

As spring cleaning season begins, Saskatchewan health officials are reminding people to be careful in buildings potentially infested with mice.

Breathing dust contaminated with mouse droppings, urine or saliva can put people at risk of the potentially fatal lung illness called Hantavirus.

Symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, headache, coughing, nausea and.....

Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans will cause global disruption, says Soy Canada

By The Canadian Press
April 4, 2018 - 11:53am

MONTREAL — Canada's soybean producers say China's expanded list of tariffs to be applied on U.S. products will cause global disruptions and uncertainty.

China retaliated Wednesday against U.S. plans to apply tariffs on 106 imports by issuing a US$50-billion list of U.S. goods including soybeans, whisky, beef, industrial chemicals and small.....

Carlos Ochoa, a graduate student at the U of S and Fiona Buchanan studied the effects of fusarium-damaged wheat on mealworms.
Carlos Ochoa, a graduate student at the U of S and Fiona Buchanan studied the effects of fusarium-damaged wheat on mealworms. submitted photo/University of Saskatchewan

Early results show benefits of fusarium-damaged wheat

By Charlene Tebbutt
April 3, 2018 - 5:00pm

A study conducted through the University of Saskatchewan into the use of fusarium-infected wheat and mealworms has yielded some positive results and researchers hope the information can be used to benefit both the wheat and poultry industries.

Fiona Buchanan, an animal and poultry science professor at the University of Saskatchewan,.....

Hascap plants in the Nipawin area.
Hascap plants in the Nipawin area. File photo/ farmnewsNOW Staff

Canadian producers fear U.S. will flood market following Chinese tariffs

By The Canadian Press
April 3, 2018 - 12:26pm

Canadian fruit growers have expressed concern that U.S. produce destined for China may be diverted closer to home and flood their market following the imposition of new tariffs.

Ontario Apple Growers general manager Kelly Ciceran said the 15 per cent tariff on fruit such as apples, cherries, peaches, raspberries and.....

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Sask. farmers face uncertain seeding season amid grain backlog

By CKOM News
March 29, 2018 - 9:17am

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay commented on the backlog Monday, describing it as “an ongoing and unfortunate issue.”

He said he was limited in what he could do about the problem while Bill C-49 continues to be delayed in the Senate. The bill would allow for fines against the railways for.....

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