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Alice McFarlane/farmnewsNOW Staff

Analyst remains optimistic about price recovery

By Alice McFarlane
January 23, 2019 - 4:45pm Updated: January 23, 2019 - 5:29pm

A market analyst is hopeful grain prices have bottomed out and will move upward this year.

The president of IntelliFARM, Brian Voth, said politics, trade and weather will be key factors in grain markets this coming year.

“Particularly with the U.S., the trade war and implications that has on soybeans.....

A report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts says we should have no more than one hamburger a week.
A report from a panel of nutrition, agriculture and environmental experts says we should have no more than one hamburger a week. File photo/paNOW Staff

No appetite in Sask. for new diet: Beef and dairy industry

By Nigel Maxwell
January 17, 2019 - 4:47pm

A new report recommending a major overhaul to the world's diet, should be taken with a grain of salt, according to some officials within Saskatchewan's food industry.

The report organized by a Stockholm-based non-profit group, encourages people to limit their red meat intake to one serving a week, eggs to fewer than.....

Canadian Press

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.....

Oil tanker rail cars in Regina sit on the city's central tracks on Nov. 19, 2018.
Oil tanker rail cars in Regina sit on the city's central tracks on Nov. 19, 2018. Evan Radford/980 CJME

Sask. won’t follow Alberta with cut to oil production

By CJME News
December 4, 2018 - 9:35am

The Saskatchewan government will not be following Alberta’s lead when it comes to cutting oil production in the face of plummeting prices.

Oil from western Canada has been selling at a steep discount due to a lack of pipeline capacity to ship it to buyers outside the U.S. That led Alberta.....

Canada signs onto new NAFTA despite the persistence of steel and aluminum tariffs

By Canadian Press
November 30, 2018 - 12:02pm

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Signing on to a revamped NAFTA alleviates the serious economic uncertainty that lingered throughout the negotiating process, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday while flanked by U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at a highly-anticipated formalizing of the trade pact in Buenos Aires.

Uncertainty would have only worsened and caused additional economic damage.....

Nutrien Ltd. announced the home of its new office will be in downtown Saskatoon on June 14, 2018.
Nutrien Ltd. announced the home of its new office will be in downtown Saskatoon on June 14, 2018. Nutrien

Sask. premier seeks meeting on Nutrien leadership locations

By Saskatoon / 650 CKOM
November 21, 2018 - 7:30am Updated: November 22, 2018 - 11:58am

Premier Scott Moe is joining provincial political leaders, both past and present, in questioning why Nutrien’s top executives don’t live in Saskatchewan.

“I’ve reached out to the board chair to ask him to update (me) as to the operations in Nutrien’s head office in Saskatchewan, and to their intent of.....

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Focusing on market access

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 16, 2018 - 9:00am Updated: November 22, 2018 - 12:10pm

Growing market access was the focus of a recent trade mission to China.

Agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay concluded the 10-day visit, which included the signing of 18 agriculture and agri-food agreements worth over $353 million.

MacAulay led his country’s delegation at the Canada Pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai,.....

Protein Industries Canada

Federal funds matched by Protein Industries Supercluster

By Alice McFarlane / CJVR
November 14, 2018 - 1:53pm Updated: November 22, 2018 - 12:13pm

Canada is a world leader in the growing market for plant-based proteins.

A new funding arrangement will help to support that industry and create jobs.

Federal funds of $153 million over 10 years will be matched by the Protein Industries Supercluster, a group of businesses and post-secondary institutions.

In making the.....

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