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Sask. potash company faces heavy fine, after worker seriously hurt

By farmnewsNOW Staff
November 1, 2018 - 10:33am

Saskatchewan potash company Agrium Inc. has been ordered to pay $490,000 in fines in connection to a work place accident that happened at the company's Vanscoy mine over two years ago.

The case was heard at Saskatoon Provincial Court on Wednesday.

Agrium pleaded guilty to one count under the Occupational Health.....

Levi Hull and Paula Larson have been re-elected.
Levi Hull and Paula Larson have been re-elected. Facebook/ Sask. Cattlemen's Association

SCA election results announced

By farmnewsNOW Staff
October 27, 2018 - 8:15am

The results are in from the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association (SCA) 2018 elections, held this week during the organization’s fall district meetings.

In District 7, incumbent Paula Larson won the seat over  Garret Poletz. In District 5 Levi Hull beat the challenger Adrienne Ivy.

Returning to the board are; Arnold Balicki.....

SARM President Ray Orb.
SARM President Ray Orb. File photo/paNOW Staff

SARM anxious to hear plans for regional police forces

By Nigel Maxwell
October 25, 2018 - 2:26pm

The provincial government announced plans to amend The Police Act to allow rural municipalities and small communities with a population under 500 to join regional police services, and that's welcome news for the president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM).

Ray Orb told paNOW he was anxious to hear the.....

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Saskatchewan farm group 'disappointed' with federal carbon tax

By Nigel Maxwell
October 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

The federal government's carbon tax rebate program announced on Tuesday, received a thumbs down from at least one group representing Saskatchewan farmers, who claim it won't do much to save the bottom line for producers.

Todd Lewis, President of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, said the farm fuel exemption.....

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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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