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Ag. industry workforce "stable": Stats Canada

By Nigel Maxwell
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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Saudi Arabian wheat ban a 'concern' for Sask: Government official

By Nigel Maxwell
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.....

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Management group proposes new direction for Sask. Ag company

By Nigel Maxwell
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.
Peppers are one of the vegetables which Savard said could be improved with the new process. file photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Canadian research could mean better-tasting frozen veggies

By 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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Trade and labour dominate discussions at Ag. ministers meeting

By Nigel Maxwell
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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Ag in Motion expo gets underway this week

By Charlene Tebbutt
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.....