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The Do More Agriculture foundation was officially launched at the FarmTech conference in Edmonton Tuesday morning.
The Do More Agriculture foundation was officially launched at the FarmTech conference in Edmonton Tuesday morning. File photo/ farmnewsNOW Staff

New website launched for distressed producers

By Nigel Maxwell
January 30, 2018 - 12:18pm

The topics of suicide and mental health and how they apply to life on the family farm, are being addressed through a new website.

The Do More Agriculture Foundation was created in part by Kim Keller, who farms near Melfort. Keller’s interest in helping farmers began in 2015 with a.....

Clean Seed's Smart Seeder allows producers to seed without tilling and tailor seeding to specific soil conditions.
Clean Seed's Smart Seeder allows producers to seed without tilling and tailor seeding to specific soil conditions. submitted photo/Clean Seed Technologies

B.C. company planting new roots in Saskatchewan

By Nigel Maxwell
January 25, 2018 - 3:44pm

A B.C. based agriculture technology company is moving its headquarters to Saskatchewan.

Clean Seed Technologies has qualified for a provincial tax incentive, which allows the company to pay a lower corporate income tax rate for up to 15 years.

Chief Operating Officer Colin Rush said he is very excited about.....

According to the latest edition of Canada's Food Price Report, going out to eat could take a bigger bite out of your wallet next year.
According to the latest edition of Canada's Food Price Report, going out to eat could take a bigger bite out of your wallet next year. Nigel Maxwell

Restaurant prices getting upsized in 2018

By Nigel Maxwell
January 25, 2018 - 11:27am

The cost of going out to your favourite restaurant could be a bit more expensive in 2018.

According to Canada's Food Price Report, the average Canadian family is expected to spend $208 more next year when eating out compared to 2017. This represents an increase of almost eight per cent.

Study.....

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New Agri-Food Innovation Centre Officially Opens in Saskatoon

By farmnewsNOW Staff
January 25, 2018 - 11:17am

A 43,000-square foot facility that will diversify the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre’s capacity has opened in Saskatoon.
 
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains, and Premier Brad Wall joined.....

Laura Reiter said she's very exciting about her new responsibilities as Chair of the Sask. Wheat Development Commission.
Laura Reiter said she's very exciting about her new responsibilities as Chair of the Sask. Wheat Development Commission. Submitted Photo/Laura Reiter

Radisson farmer elected Chair of Sask Wheat

By Nigel Maxwell
January 25, 2018 - 11:00am

For the first time in its nearly five year history, the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has a female chair.

Laura Reiter, who farms near Radisson, was elected on Jan. 12.

"I am very honoured to be elected by the guys on the board of directors and I am very excited.....

Dr. Henry Classen is one of five inductees into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2018.
Dr. Henry Classen is one of five inductees into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2018. Submitted photo/Dr. Henry Classen

Aylsham area researcher to be inducted in Sask. Agriculture Hall of Fame

By Clark Stork
January 25, 2018 - 10:45am

An Aylsham area professor at the University of Saskatchewan is one of a handful of inductees into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame for 2018.

Dr. Henry Classen will be inducted for his years of research in poultry nutrition and health. Classen grew up on a mixed farm where his.....

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