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Seed royalties and labelling discussed at CropSphere

By Alice McFarlane
January 17, 2019 - 5:00pm

About 600 farmers and agriculture industry representatives took in the final session of CropSphere in Saskatoon Wednesday that focused on proposed seed royalties.

Seed companies say changes are needed in order to keep up with their global competitors. However, farmers are afraid of losing the ability to re-use their wheat.....

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Farm Stress Line can help when winter blues become more

By CKOM News
January 16, 2019 - 2:00pm

During the middle of winter people often experience the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder.

“When we get into January we’re all suffering from shorter daytime hours and a lot of cold,” Farm Stress Line social worker Amanda Douglas explained. “We all sort of go into a hibernation mode.”

According to Douglas,.....

 The annual Crop Production Week in Saskatoon attracted farmers from across the prairies to Prairieland Park on Jan. 10, 2018.
The annual Crop Production Week in Saskatoon attracted farmers from across the prairies to Prairieland Park on Jan. 10, 2018. Chris Vandenbreekel/650 CKOM

Crop Production Week kicks off in Saskatoon

By CKOM News
January 14, 2019 - 3:09pm

The agriculture trade show season is getting started in Saskatoon with Crop Production Week.

Prairieland Park agriculture manager Lori Cates said this year’s edition of the long-running event will feature a dedicated seminar Wednesday on digital technolgies.

“Farming is changing, it’s changing faster than most of us can keep up to. Digital.....

Ag Hall of Fame welcomes six members

By Alice McFarlane
January 11, 2019 - 1:46pm

The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame recognizes individuals making significant and distinguished contributions to the welfare and improvement of Saskatchewan agriculture.

The 2019 inductees are Chantelle Donahue of Biggar, who has taken a leadership role on public trust; Clarence Hookenson of Kisbey, an accomplished cattleman who established a reputation as.....

Tiny, a favourite amongst visitors to Jessy's Garden, died over the weekend.
Tiny, a favourite amongst visitors to Jessy's Garden, died over the weekend. Facebook/Jessy's Garden

Community garden founders devastated after loss of chickens

By Charlene Tebbutt
December 31, 2018 - 5:48pm

The couple behind a popular community garden near Prince Albert are devastated after losing a number of young chickens over the weekend.  

Bonny and Mel Sanderson lost 40 chickens in two separate attacks at their farm east of Prince Albert. The couple has been operating Jessy’s Garden as a.....

A dome of cold air from the Arctic is responsible for the current cold snap.
A dome of cold air from the Arctic is responsible for the current cold snap. File photo/ farmnewsNow Staff

Saskatchewan simultaneously the coldest and one of the warmest places in Canada

By Ronald Quaroni
December 31, 2018 - 1:13pm Updated: December 31, 2018 - 4:51pm

The province of Saskatchewan experienced wildly different temperatures Sunday, Dec. 30.

Key Lake was a bitter -46.4 degrees Celsius. The low temperature was brisk enough to make it the coldest place in Canada.
 
On the flip side, Maple Creek was the hottest place in Saskatchewan, at a pleasant 4.6 degrees Celsius......

Provincial Agriculture Minister David Marit.
Provincial Agriculture Minister David Marit. submitted photo/Government of Saskatchewan

Agriculture minister reflects on 2018

By Alice McFarlane
December 28, 2018 - 10:20am

Provincial Agriculture Minister David Marit is reflecting on a busy 2018, and what promises to be an interesting 2019.

New trespass legislation was introduced at the legislature's recent sitting.

Marit said it's a safety issue for not only the land owner but also for those wanting to gain access to.....

Kim Keller.
Kim Keller. submitted photo/Kim Keller

The changing face of agriculture

By Alice McFarlane
December 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Data from the 2016 Census of Agriculture looked at the socioeconomic profile of who is running Canada's farms.

Statistics Canada analyst Matthew Shumsky said there has been a significant increase in the percentage of female farmers.

"Over the last 20 years, from 1996 to 2016, the percentage of female farm.....

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