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  • Markets Shifting Focus to Planting Conditions

    Rainfall over the weekend will delay seeding activities, but the moisture will be a welcome sight for some areas, however the southeast corner of the province could definitely use some sunshine to help dry field conditions. With the recent planting int...
  • Glencore Officals In Regina: Shareholders Vote May 29th In Calgary

    Glencore officials were in Regina last week meeting with farm groups and government officials. It could be the end of July or early August before Glencore International gets the regulatory approval it needs to proceed with it’s 6 billion dollar purch...
  • Ritz Pleased With Trip To Morocco

                    Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz is pleased with the Memorandum of Understanding signed this week with Morocco. Ritz is also workin...
  • Legislation Coming to Give Shippers the Right to Rail Service Agreements

    The federal government still plans to introduce legislation to give shippers the right to service agreements with rail companies. In response to recommendations made in the federal rail service review, Ottawa appointed a facilitator last fall to develo...
  • MP David Anderson Responds To Federal Budget Cuts To SPARC Station

    There will be attempts made to help individuals, whose jobs are being impacted by the federal budget cuts, find other positions. That’s from Cypress Hills Grasslands MP David Anderson. Anderson responded to the news this week that the federal budget ...
  • Spring Planting Intentions Report

    With strong commodity prices, the practice of taking land out of production for summer fallow is becoming increasingly rare.According to Stats Can latest Spring Planting Intentions Report the area of summerfallow in Western Canada will be the smallest on ...
  • SPARC Station Getting Cuts

    SPARC Station Weeks after the Federal Budget and we continue to hear more about programming cuts and job losses in the Ag Sector. Milton Dyck is the Regional Vice President of the Agriculture Union for Southern Saskatchewan. He said also listed among ...
  • MCI Still Working on Funding

    The CEO for Mustard Capital Inc at Gravelbourg says they've been  working on trying to find a financial solution or investor.It was back in February that the company announced it was seeking debt restructuring due to cost overruns and operational los...
  • Farmers Evaluate Winter Wheat Situation

    Farmers have been busy evaluating their Winter wheat crop looking for any signs of winter kill.  When looking for signs of spring growth it also depends on when that winter wheat crop was seeded.Regional Crop Specialist Daphne Cruise said remember ...
  • Exotic Animal Show in Swift Current

    A zebu bull on the Gramma Zoo Exotocs property near Cantaur (Photo: grammazoo.blogspot.com) Swift Current Ag and Ex had a busy weekend with the Exotic Bird and Animal Show and Sale, and a number of people were on hand buying everything from exotic chicke...
  • Growing Forward Framework Dicussed At Meetings In Quebec

    Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz Agriculture ministers from across the country met in Quebec on Friday to discuss the next growing forward framework. The current five-year agreement expires next March.Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz explai...
  • Harvest for Kids Looking for Another World Record

    Two hundred combines take off a crop in a 250-acre field near Winkler, MB in 2010 to set a Guinness World Record. (Photo: Harvest for Kids) Harvest for Kids 2012 is hoping October 6th will be a record setting day in Saskatchewan.The group is looking to ha...
  • Seeding Now Underway

    Seeding has started in some areas of the province, but it is expected to get underway in most areas next week.According to the first crop report of the season from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, some work has been done in the Southwest, ...
  • Bjornerud In Quebec To Meet With Federal And Provincial Counterparts

    Provincial Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud Provincial Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud is in Quebec today for meetings with his Federal and Provincial counterparts. The new Growing Forward 2 program is expected to be the main focus for the meetin...
  • More Reaction To The Federal Cuts In The Ag Sector

    Dave Sefton Chair of the Western Grains Research Foundation (PHOTO COURTESY OF: westerngrains.com) Now is the time for producers and industry to find ways to increase cereal research investments in order to compete with other crops and other countries. T...
  • Glencore Under Fire

    Glencore is coming under some serious scrutiny this week after a BBC documentary.Glencore is the Swiss based company spearheading that 6.1 billion dollar takeover of Viterra. The documentary "Billionaire's Behaving Badly" claims the company has links to c...
  • Richardson Prepares For Take Over Of Viterra Operations

    Richardson International is preparing for its takeover of some of Viterra’s operations in Western Canada. As part of Glencore's acquisition of Viterra, Richardson has entered an agreement to purchase 23 percent of Viterra’s Canadian grain handling ...
  • Grants For Shortline Operations

    Photo from http://www.greatwesternrail.com/The Province has announced $700,000 in grants for 11 shortline operations through its Shortline Railway Sustainability Program. Some key investments are being made with Great Western Railway out of Shaunavon will...
  • Farmland Values See Increase In Saskatchewan

    Saskatchewan is leading the country according to Farm Credit Canada’s latest Farmland Values Report. JP Gervais is FCC’s Senior Agriculture Economist said farmland values for the last half of 2011 jumped up 10.1 percent in Saskatchewan compared to ...
  • Big Jump In Canola Acreage This Year

    There’s expected to be a big jump in Canola acreage this year with estimates ranging anywhere from 18 to 21 million acres across the Prairies. Pat Flaten is a Research Manager with Sask Canola. While we’re seeing strong prices for canola she caution...