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  • Details on Ag Budget Cuts to Come

    Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry RitzDetails about cuts to the federal ag budget will be known within the next few weeks, according to the federal agriculture minister.Budget documents outline a plan to reduce Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's departm...
  • South West Terminal Signs Agreement with CWB

    South West Terminal's main terminal located east of Gull Lake (Photo: South West Terminal)A local producer-owned terminal is the latest grain handler to give farmers the opportunity to sell their grain through the new CWB. South West Terminal out of ...
  • CWB Announces New Pricing Options

    The CWB has officially entered the open market.President and CEO Ian White launched the new pool and cash contracts Thursday morning. "Two pools, three cash contract programs and malting barley production contracts are now available for farmers to si...
  • Canola Growers Welcoming Free Trade Agreement

    Canola The announcement Canada and Japan have begun negotiations on a free trade agreement is welcomed news for Canada's Canola Growers. Rick White is the Executive Director Of The Canadian Canola Growers Association. He told us the Japanese markets is v...
  • Crop Planning Guides Available

    The nice weather we have seen has had some farmers thinking more and more about seeding.Ralph Howes, Farm Management Specialist with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, is reminding farmers that their Crop Planning Guides are now available on the Mi...
  • US Department of Agriculture To Release Prospective Plantings Report

    CWB Office The U.S. Department Of Agriculture will release its critical “Prospective Plantings” report this week, and the corn figure that accompanies it will more than likely have a significant impact on the markets one way or another. The report ...
  • Patience Encouraged Re: Forage

    Farmers wanting to terminate their forage stands and go back to an annual crop should take their time.Trevor Lennox, Swift Current Regional Forage Specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture, says ideally, producers should plan the termination the year be...
  • Ritz Comments On Possible Trade Agreement

    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz A completed free trade agreement with Japan has the potential to increase Canadian exports to the country by as much as two-thirds.Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz made that comment yesterday while speaking with reporte...
  • CCA Welcomes Possible Canada-Japan Trade Agreeement

    Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz Canada and Japan have agreed to start negotiations toward a new free trade agreement, and the Canadian Cattlemen's Association is welcoming it. CCA Past President Travis Toews joined Prime Minister Stephen Harp...
  • US Planning to Appeal COOL Ruling

    It appears the battle over US Country of Origin Labelling is not yet over. The US government has announced plans to appeal the WTO panel decision on mandatory Country of Origin Labeling.Agriculture Minnister Gerry Ritz is disappointed with the decision, a...
  • GGC Reacts to Glencore-Viterra Deal

    The Executive Director of the Grain Growers of Canada says the speed the Glencore International-Viterra Deal came together in the New Western Canadian Marketing Environment did come as a bit of a surprise.Richard Phillips tolds us the $6.1 Billion deal ...
  • Agriculture Budget Boosted

    Bob Bjornerud  The Provincial Government is increasing its Agriculture budget by $13 million to $430.8 million.Almost three quarters of this year's budget will go toward fully funding business risk management programs, including AgriStability, A...
  • Seed Levy Goes Up

    Financial challenges have led the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission to increase its seed levy. Producers unanimously supported a resolution this week to increase the seed levy from 3 cents to 6 cents a bushel. Executive Director Linda Braun talks...
  • Optimism For Saskatchewan AG Sector

    Senior Investment Manager, Jason Moser (PHOTO COURTSEY: PFM.CA) There’s a lot of optimism in the Ag sector in Saskatchewan. Jason Moser is a Senior Investmant Manager with PFM Capital the largest private equity firm in Saskatchewan and said, “Ag sp...
  • Richardson International Plan To Spend $900 Million in Viterra Deal

    Richardson International is involved in Glencore’s deal to buy Viterra.President of Richardson International Curt Vossen said they see the employees involved as a key part of the deal, “We would be offering employment with Richardson to all affected...
  • Viterra and Glencore Reach Agreement

    It’s official Glencore International and Viterra have reached a deal!Glencore will aquire all of the outstanding shares of the western Canadian agribusiness for $16.25 per share.Viterra's President and CEO Mayo Schmidt said “As a public company, we ...
  • Value Of Canola On The Rise

    Canola values have continued to climb. Ken Ball, Options Broker and Analyst with Union Securities, explains the fundamentals for canola are strong, with record demand for domestic crush and export.He said there's concern about tight ending stocks.“Co...
  • Viterra Shares Halted Once Again

    Trading of Viterra's shares have been halted again this morning. This morning Viterra confirmed it has begun exclusive negotiations with a third party and the basis of this exclusive negotiation is at a price which is consistent with their previous sta...
  • Sask Flax Development Commision Balances The Books

    The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission has been struggling to balance the books. Excess moisture in the prime flax growing area of the province combined with the Triffid issue have had a financial impact on the organization. As a result Chairman...
  • Strong Interest for Viterra

    Viterra has apparently established rules to review any potential takeover offers, however, the company warns it can't guarantee what price it will fetch, or that there will be any deal at all.U.S. based companies such as Archer Daniels Midland and Bunge ...