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SARM President Ray Orb believes Ottawa has incorrect information when it comes to the use of strychnine poison.
SARM President Ray Orb believes Ottawa has incorrect information when it comes to the use of strychnine poison. File photo/ farmnewsNOW Staff

More time needed to discuss gopher poison: SARM

By Nigel Maxwell
August 18, 2018 - 10:22am

The President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) believes a 90-day consultation period is not enough time to get proper feedback from farmers who use strychnine.

That's why Ray Orb has asked the federal government's Pest Management Regulatory Agency to extend the deadline to at least the end.....

David Marit has taken over the provincial agriculture portfolio.
David Marit has taken over the provincial agriculture portfolio. Government of Saskatchewan

Marit takes over as agriculture minister

By Charlene Tebbutt
August 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Saskatchewan’s new Agriculture minister says he has a lot to learn in his new post, but appreciates the opportunity to represent the industry.

David Marit was named Saskatchewan’s new minister of agriculture Thursday. Marit, who farms with his brother in southern Saskatchewan and is a former head of the Saskatchewan.....

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'Billion-piece jigsaw puzzle:' Canadians key to 1st complete map of wheat genome

By The Canadian Press
August 16, 2018 - 3:26pm

SASKATOON — Canadian scientists are at the heart of a breakthrough in wheat genetics that could revolutionize how the world's most important crop can continue to feed a growing global population.

Andrew Sharpe and Curtis Pozniak of the University of Saskatchewan are key co-authors of a paper published Thursday in the journal.....

Gerry Ritz, who served as the Battlefords-Lloydminster representative in the House of Commons from 1997-2017 and Federal Agriculture Minister from 2007-2015, has been named to the 2018 Agriculture Hall of Fame Induction Class.
Gerry Ritz, who served as the Battlefords-Lloydminster representative in the House of Commons from 1997-2017 and Federal Agriculture Minister from 2007-2015, has been named to the 2018 Agriculture Hall of Fame Induction Class. File photo/ farmnewsNOW Staff

Former MP Ritz Inducted to Agriculture Hall of Fame

By Martin Martinson
August 15, 2018 - 9:13am

Gerry Ritz is being inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame.

When asked about his initial reaction to hearing the news of his pending induction, Ritz said it was not something he was expecting to hear when he answered the phone, but the news was a pleasant surprise.

“It.....

Lyle Stewart (centre) with Education Minister Gord Wyant and Premier Scott Moe.
Lyle Stewart (centre) with Education Minister Gord Wyant and Premier Scott Moe. Scott Moe/Twitter

Sask. Ag. Minister to step down due to cancer battle

By farmnewsNOW Staff
August 9, 2018 - 9:44am

Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Minister will be stepping away from his cabinet post to focus on his battle against cancer.

According to the provincial government, Lyle Stewart will remain on as MLA for Lumsden-Morse but will step down as Agriculture Minister after a replacement is appointed. In a written announcement released Aug......

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SaskCanola announces call for nominations

By Nigel Maxwell
August 1, 2018 - 5:00pm

The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) has a big void to fill come January, with four positions opening up on its board of directors.

The nomination process was started Wednesday, and will run until 12 p.m. on Sept. 28. The SaskCanola Board is comprised of a total of eight directors. Board members are elected.....

laman Group of Companies and Pro Grain Equipment partnered to sell a grain bagger at the 2018 Ag in Motion farm show, with all proceeds to benefit an injurred Humboldt Bronco
laman Group of Companies and Pro Grain Equipment partnered to sell a grain bagger at the 2018 Ag in Motion farm show, with all proceeds to benefit an injurred Humboldt Bronco Keenan Sorokan/650 CKOM

Humboldt Broncos grain bagger sweeps up Ag in Motion

By 650 CKOM
July 20, 2018 - 8:47am

Hundreds of pieces of machinery could be found throughout the over 320 sprawling acres of the Ag in Motion farm show grounds this week, but one grain bagger stood out from the rest Thursday.

It wasn’t the 20-inch auger, the 10-foot bagger or the fresh paint job that drew attention. It was knowing.....

Kathlyn Hossack came all the way from Manitoba to help farmers who may be dealing with injury or chronic pain.
Kathlyn Hossack came all the way from Manitoba to help farmers who may be dealing with injury or chronic pain. Nigel Maxwell/farmnewsNOW Staff

Fitness and farming discussed at farm expo

By Nigel Maxwell
July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

A woman from Manitoba is promoting fitness on the farm at this week's Ag in Motion expo near Langham.
 
Kathlyn Hossack, a certified athletic therapist and kinesiologist, is one of the many exhibitors at the three-day event. 
 
"The thing with farmers is they are generally doing.....

The LandView Drones have created quite a buzz from the crowds at the Ag in Motion Farm Expo.
The LandView Drones have created quite a buzz from the crowds at the Ag in Motion Farm Expo. Nigel Maxwell/ farmnewsNOW Staff

Technology meets industry at Farm Expo

By Nigel Maxwell
July 17, 2018 - 5:30pm Updated: July 17, 2018 - 6:03pm

There is no shortage of things to see at the Ag in Motion Farm Expo this week near Langham, including the latest in farm technology.
 
There is a large grain cleaner on display that resembles a large candy dispenser; the latest crop disease solutions; and the "ultimate livestock.....

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