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Governments invest $5.5 million for livestock research

By farmnewsNOW Staff
January 17, 2019 - 10:35am

Saskatchewan's livestock industry received a major boost, according to a funding announcement Thursday.

Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced more than $5.5 million in funding for 34 livestock and forage-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and the Strategic.....

Dr. Tom Warkentin, with the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, is very excited about the possibilities stemming from new research funding.
Dr. Tom Warkentin, with the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan, is very excited about the possibilities stemming from new research funding. Alice McFarlane/ farmnewsNOW Staff

New funding provides path for protein research

By farmnewsNOW Staff
January 16, 2019 - 3:11pm Updated: January 16, 2019 - 5:18pm

More than $12 million in funding has been committed for crop related research in Saskatchewan.

The announcement was made Wednseday afternoon at the CropSphere Conference in Saskatoon. It was announced that 44 projects in total will receive the funding through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and the Strategic Research Initiative.....

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Lower tariffs on the horizon for pulse producers: Cropsphere researcher

By farmnewsNOW Staff
January 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Market outlooks are always popular events for farmers at the Cropsphere conference, and one researcher had some positive news to share regarding tariffs facing pulse producers.

Chuck Penner with Left Field Commodity research told producers when it comes to pulse crops, the market news is more positive for peas than lentils......

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Crop research receives $67 million injection

By farmnewsNOW Staff
January 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

The federal government, along with commodity groups, have planted some seeds to grow the country's agriculture industry.

Federal Agriculture Ministerm Lawrence MacAuleym was at the CropSphere conference in Saskatoon Tuesday to announce $39.3 million in new federal money over the next five years towards four science clusters including wheat, barley.....

 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.....

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Less grain shipped last year, APAS head hopes for better

By Lisa Schick/CJME News Staff
December 31, 2018 - 5:41pm

CN and CP Rail made too much money last year shipping grain, according to the federal government – but the president of the Agricultural Producers’ Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is more concerned about how much grain those companies shipped.

According to an accounting released on Monday, the two companies exceeded their.....

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Group representing Sask. organic producers invites feedback

By Nigel Maxwell
December 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saskatchewan's organic industry saw a lot of growth the past couple years and the group representing producers wants to keep it going.

A survey has been posted on the Sask. Organics website. Executive Director Marla Carlson told farmnewsNOW they need help directing research.

"In the organic industry we are very data poor. What I mean by.....

Wheat outlook solid for 2018, optimistic for 2019
Wheat outlook solid for 2018, optimistic for 2019 File Photo/ farmnewsNOW

Good year for wheat

By Cam Lee
December 27, 2018 - 9:12am

It was a fairly good year for wheat production in Saskatchewan.

Scott Hepworth is vice chair of SaskWheat. He said even with the difficult harvest, the quality of the wheat crop was quite good.

"There was a little bit of a tale of two harvests," explained Hepworth. "But in the.....

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