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North West Terminal grain facility which closed Thursday due to a fire expects to resume operations Monday at the site near Unity.
North West Terminal grain facility which closed Thursday due to a fire expects to resume operations Monday at the site near Unity. Angela Brown/battlefordsNOW Staff

North West Terminal near Unity plans to reopen Monday after fire

By Angela Brown
October 13, 2018 - 8:44am Updated: October 17, 2018 - 9:06am

The North West Terminal grain facility near Unity plans to be open again for business as soon as Monday after dealing with a fire at the site Thursday.

Unity Fire Department firefighters were at the location off Highway 14 East from about 7:30 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. putting out.....

Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback says supply management would not be on the bargaining table had Canada entered the NAFTA talks earlier.
Prince Albert MP Randy Hoback says supply management would not be on the bargaining table had Canada entered the NAFTA talks earlier. file photo/paNOW Staff

NAFTA deal delays hurting economy, says Prince Albert MP

By Nigel Maxwell
September 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

No NAFTA deal equals a huge risk to the national economy, according to the Member of Parliament for the Prince Albert riding.

Randy Hoback's comments come as the deadline for Canada to get a deal done enters the final two weeks. Hoback told farmnewsNOW the Trudeau government would have been far more successful.....

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Churchill rail line deal is a 'win-win' for Sask. farmers: APAS

By Nigel Maxwell
September 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

The re-opening of the Churchill rail line will present some great opportunties for farmers in northeast Saskatchewan, according to the Vice-President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS).
 
Ian Boxall was asked by farmnewsNOW to respond to Friday's announcement concerning the long shuttered rail line. Boxall said the line will save Saskatchewan producers' money.
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Sask. dairy farmers watching NAFTA talks closely

By CKOM News Staff
August 30, 2018 - 10:10am

The Canadian dairy industry is once again being brought into the conversation as politicians continue talks to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Joy Smith, the manager of policy and communications at SaskMilk, spoke to 650 CKOM Tuesday after the Trudeau government returned to what could be the final.....

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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.....

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