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Aim for shallow depth when planting flax

While the May Long Weekend is the ideal deadline for seeding flax, one agronomist says that Manitoba farmers should be fine if they get the crop in the ground before the start of June. Rachel Evans…

Bee season starting up

There are a lot of busy bees out there, and we’re not just talking about the farmers. Bees are important pollinators for crops like canola, and Saskatchewan is also a major producer of honey with…

Flea beetles starting to emerge

While most canola seed is treated with an insecticide to fight flea beetles, one agronomist says it's still important to scout for the insect. Angela Brackenreed, with the Canola Council of Canada,…

The Swift Current Creek Watershed Stewards trying to help local farmers

Part of the current Growing Forward 2 ag policy framework helps with costs of implementing Beneficial Management Practices to reduce negative environmental impacts to soil, water and air. The Swift…

"Chances are the seed in that mustard came from Canada"

The grills will be heating up this May long weekend, and nothing completes that hot dog or hamburger like a dollop of mustard. Adele Buettner, General Manager of Sask Mustard, says Saskatchewan…

Southern Saskatchewan leading the way in latest crop report

Despite some recent wet weather in the province, farmers are still getting caught up on seeding. According to the latest Saskatchewan Crop Report, 30 per cent of the provincial crop is now in the…

Two new ag water management boards

The Saskatchewan Government is creating two Agricultural Water Management Advisory Boards as a part of new legislation surrounding the Water Security Agency. Scott Moe, the minister responsible for…

Wheat Growers Welcomes New Transportation Legislation

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, (WCWGA) is welcoming new transportation legislation introduced by the federal government earlier this week. Executive Director Robin Speer says western…

U.S. approves of new animal feed containing carinata

The U-S Food and Drug Administration recently gave approval to Agrisoma Biosciences to produce a new animal feed from carinata, which is mostly produced as an industrial oilseed. Steve Fabijanski,…

CFA Says Census Shows That Ag Is Poised For Success

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture says the recent results from the 2016 Census of Agriculture show that "agriculture is a dynamic, innovate sector that is growing steadily". The CFA is pleased…

Pulse growers able to access the market in India temporarily

A key issue for pulse growers in Saskatchewan has been market access to India. The country has recently granted Canada a three-month exemption from their new policy for mandatory fumigation of…

Warm Weather Key Following Herbicide Application

With spring seeding well underway, many farmers are turning their attention to spraying for weeds. Provincial Weed Specialist Jeanette Gaultier has a few tips for producers before they head out onto…

Flax Council of Canada urging farmers to test any farm-saved seed before planting them

An increase in flax acres this year on the prairies could be a cause for concern. Agriculture and Agri-food Canada recently reported a 21% increase in flax acres for both Saskatchewan and Alberta,…

Ideal temperatures for seeding canola

Farmers are busy getting this year’s crop in the ground when the weather co-operates. Shawn Senko is an Agronomy Specialist for the Canola Council of Canada says soil temperatures are looking good…

Canadian Durum Growers Concerned Over Italian Country Of Origin Labeling Proposal

Canada could soon find itself engaged in another battle over Country of Origin Labeling. The Italian government has submitted a proposal to the EU Commission that would require labelling on all pasta…

Good seeding progress in southeast, southwest regions

Farmers are making good seeding progress this week despite rain in some areas. Seeding is most advanced in the southeast with 30% of the crop in the ground; 18% is done in the southwest; "Overall,…

Hog Cash Markets Showing Strong Rally

Cash markets for hogs have experienced a really strong rally over the course of the last 2 weeks. That from Tyler Fulton of Hams Marketing Services. He notes that a rally at this time of year is…

2016 Ag Census Results Show Fewer But Larger Farms

Statistics Canada has released the results from the 2016 Census of Agriculture. Findings show that farm operators are slightly older and there are fewer farms in Canada than in 2011. The 2016 Census…

Be Aware, Share The Road Safely

With seeding activity underway, motorists are being reminded to slow down when approaching farm machinery on the road. Glen Blahey is agricultural safety and health specialist with the Canadian…

Grain Growers of Canada looking for bill C-30 to be extended

Grain Growers of Canada are calling for the federal government to extend the provisions in bill C-30 the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act that mandate the timely transportation of grain. The…

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23 May 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Board Games Night

25 May 2017 7:00 pm

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26 May 2017 12:00 am

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26 May 2017 10:00 am

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