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Stock Growers discuss weed control

By Alice McFarlane
January 23, 2019 - 5:00pm

Continued use of strychnine poison for gopher control and funding of mandatory semi-truck driver training were among resolutions approved at the Saskatchewan Stock Growers semi-annual meeting last week.

President Bill Huber said delegates also passed a resolution asking the province to provide funding for weed control in community pastures.

“There’s.....

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Governments invest $5.5 million for livestock research

By farmnewsNOW Staff
January 17, 2019 - 10:35am

Saskatchewan's livestock industry received a major boost, according to a funding announcement Thursday.

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced more than $5.5 million in funding for 34 livestock and forage-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and the Strategic.....

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Bovine TB investigation spreads to Saskatchewan

By Nigel Maxwell
January 3, 2019 - 5:00pm

A spokesperson for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed a cattle herd in Central Saskatchewan was placed under movement controls, as a result of a case of a bovine tuberculosis (TB) discovered on a farm in British Columbia.

The investigation surrounding the case has expanded to three provinces.....

According to groups like APAS, ranchers have a lot to lose from a federal carbon tax.
According to groups like APAS, ranchers have a lot to lose from a federal carbon tax. Submitted Photo/ Terra Eckert

APAS to join carbon tax fight

By farmnewsNOW Staff
November 27, 2018 - 1:23pm

A group representing Saskatchewan farmers has announced it is applying for intervenor status in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reference case on the Federal Carbon Tax.
 
Todd Lewis, President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), made the announcement at the organization’s annual general Meeting in Regina.....

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Deer data needed for tracking CWD: Environment ministry

By Evan Radford/CJME News Staff
November 26, 2018 - 2:58pm

The province is asking hunters for 2,000 deer heads, in order to monitor a progressive disease among wildlife.

The environment ministry wants to track the effects that chronic wasting disease (CWD) has on deer, moose, elk and caribou in Saskatchewan and Alberta.

There’s a data shortage of reported cases of.....

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