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Farm Credit Canada hunger program yields big result

By farmnewsNOW Staff
October 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) annual Drive Away Hunger program helped provide nearly 777,000 meals in Saskatchewan this year, the third highest amount in the country.

The only two provinces with higher amounts were Ontario (3.97 million) and Quebec (3.06 million).

“FCC Drive Away Hunger goes a long way toward replenishing the shelves.....

Muenster's Emma Hinz received $4,000 toward her agriculture-related post-secondary studies from the 2018 Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship program.
Muenster's Emma Hinz received $4,000 toward her agriculture-related post-secondary studies from the 2018 Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship program. file photo/farmnewsNOW Staff

Provincial scholarship open to Ag interested students

By farmnewsNOW Staff
October 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

Saskatchewan youth, pursuing a career in an agriculture-related field, have a great opportunity to cut some of their post-secondary costs.

Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Saskatchewan Agriculture Scholarship program. The scholarship is funded through the Canadian Agriculture Partnership, a five-year, $388 million investment in strategic initiatives for Saskatchewan agriculture.....

Last year's youth leadership and mentorship program participants in Ottawa.
Last year's youth leadership and mentorship program participants in Ottawa. submitted photo/ Colleen Hennan

Applicants needed for Ag. youth leadership program

By Nigel Maxwell
October 13, 2018 - 11:10am Updated: October 17, 2018 - 11:01am

Support for young producers and keeping the agriculture industry sustainable are two of the driving forces behind a youth leadership and mentorship program offered by the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS).

The application deadline for the 2018-2019 program is just over two weeks away. In 2016, participants in the Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program asked for.....

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.....

Emergency crews remain on scene at a fire at grain terminal near Unity.
Emergency crews remain on scene at a fire at grain terminal near Unity. Submitted Photo/ RCMP

Firefighters dealing with fire at grain facility near Unity

By Angela Brown
October 12, 2018 - 9:41am

As of 3p.m. Thursday, RCMP were still at the scene of a fire at the North West Terminals grain facility near Unity.

Police said in a release that emergency crews were called out around 7:20 a.m. Thursday. Police say the fire is contained to the facility's grain dryer, although the main.....

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SaskMilk raises concerns over new trade deal

By farmnewsNOW Staff
October 1, 2018 - 2:21pm

News of a new trade deal with the United States and Mexico has stunned those in Saskatchewan’s dairy industry.

Peter Brown, general manager with SaskMilk says that despite reassurances from the federal government that dairy interests would be protected under the new trade deal, the terms of the new agreement.....

SARM President Ray Orb.
SARM President Ray Orb. Jessie Anton/980 CJME

Pesticides to pipelines: SARM in Ottawa to talk rural issues

By Jessie Anton
October 1, 2018 - 9:00am

The president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is feeling “generally optimistic” ahead of the group’s annual trip to Ottawa this week to discuss the province’s rural issues.

Ray Orb said given the recent hold on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion SARM will make a point to be vocal with the federal government.....

Stephen Christensen appeared on BNN Bloomberg this week talking about a new process using hemp to stop cracking in concrete.
Stephen Christensen appeared on BNN Bloomberg this week talking about a new process using hemp to stop cracking in concrete. screenshot/BNN Bloomberg

Local man part of national hemp company tapped for upcoming Olympics

By Charlene Tebbutt
September 28, 2018 - 10:16am

A Canadian company is leading the way with a new process using hemp to prevent cracking in concrete. The system has caught the attention of organizers with the 2022 Winter Olympics – and there’s a Prince Albert connection.

Canadian Greenfield Technologies Corp. (CGT) is behind the new process, which uses industrial.....

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Sask. farm group commits to cracking down on hunger

By Nigel Maxwell
September 25, 2018 - 12:00pm

A large truck carrying 72,000 eggs pulled up to the Saskatoon Food Bank on Wednesday, in response to a challenge issued earlier this month.

The Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre kicked off Hunger Action Month by issued a challenge to provincial individuals and organizations to take action against poverty.....

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