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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,.....

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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.....

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.....

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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Hudson Bay Area Farmers Support Canadian Foodgrains Bank

By Alice McFarlane
December 12, 2018 - 5:00pm

Darryl Reimer and his father Dennis have been farming and selling crops for the last 14 years to help hungry people in developing countries.

They consider themselves the lucky ones. 

"We're blessed in this country. We have far more than what most people have," Darryl said in a news release......

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Farm groups say changes to trespassing laws will protect bio-security

By Nigel Maxwell
November 29, 2018 - 12:00pm

Organizations that represent Saskatchewan grain farmers and ranchers say they support changes to the province's trespassing legislation which will put the onus on the person visiting the property to get permission.

The bill was introduced on Tuesday. Todd Lewis, President of the Agricultural Producers of Saskatchewan, told farmnewsNOW the changes.....