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August 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
There were fewer people working in Canada's agriculture industry last month, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada.
July's employment numbers revealed there were 273,000 people working in the agriculture industry, a drop from 276,200 in June. Year-over-year there was a decrease of 5.7 per cent. Statistician Vincent.....
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August 9, 2018 - 5:00pm
Updated: August 10, 2018 - 9:38am
The loss of any market is a concern for Saskatchewan, according to a spokesperson with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Agriculture in response to news of Saudi Arabia closing its border to Canadian wheat and barley.
James Kettel, executive director with the trade and value added branch of the ministry, told farmnewsnow Saudi.....
August 2, 2018 - 5:55am
Nutrien has announced a round of layoffs at its Vanscoy potash mine.
In a release issued Wednesday morning, the company said it was eliminating 30 staff and 50 hourly positions from the site, located about 40 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon.
The move was described as part of a “rebalancing of Nutrien’s.....
July 30, 2018 - 2:00pm
A proposal that would see Regina based AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. (AGT) become a privatized company, is now being reviewed by an independent committee.
According to a press release, the company had received a non-binding proposal from a group comprised of certain members of its management group, led by.....
Peppers are one of the vegetables which Savard said could be improved with the new process. file photo/farmnewsNOW Staff
July 25, 2018 - 5:00pm
If you’re often disappointed with mushy frozen vegetables, you’re not alone. It’s a common complaint, and one a team from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada aims to fix with research into new cold storage methods.
Dr. Tony Savard and a team from Agriculture Canada’s St-Hyacinthe Research Development Centre worked to come.....
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July 23, 2018 - 5:00pm
Canada's trade dispute with the United States is of big concern to Saskatchewan's agriculture sector, according to the province's Deputy Agriculture Minister.
Rick Burton attended the provincial and territorial agriculture ministers meetings last week in Vancouver, and said talk around trade and tariffs was one of the big items on the agenda......
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July 18, 2018 - 5:00pm
Food manufacturing numbers are up and the province says demand for exports is increasing as more countries look to Saskatchewan and Canada for healthy foods and oils.
Food manufacturing is up more than 21 per cent in Saskatchewan.
Godwin Pon, director of the value-added unit with the Saskatchewan Ministry of.....
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July 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
The annual Ag in Motion outdoor farm expo gets underway this week, showcasing the latest in farming technology and offering a host of learning and networking opportunities for farmers, businesses, and ag enthusiasts.
The event runs Tuesday to Thursday northwest of Saskatoon. With more than 455 businesses registered for the demonstration.....
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July 6, 2018 - 5:00pm
More people are working in Saskatchewan, but not in the agricultural sector.
Employment statistics released Friday show the number of people employed full time is up across Saskatchewan in many industries. But there are fewer people working in the agricultural sector and the number of people working overtime hours in.....