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Grain shippers hopeful that CP trains keep moving

Grain shippers are welcoming the news that a work stoppage at CP Rail has been avoided for now following a recommendation from federal officials and the parties to hold a ratification vote. The…

Research project to provide health benefits of consuming grains

A new research project at the University of Saskatchewan aims to provide Canadians with more information about the health benefits of consuming grains. The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission,…

Rail transportation a hot topic in Ottawa

Last week was the first ever National Grain Week hosted by Grain Growers of Canada. Members of the organization from across the country met in Ottawa to interact with M.P.'s and Ministers April 17 to…

FCC report shows farmland values continue to rise

In Saskatchewan, average farmland values jumped 10.2 per cent in 2017 after a 7.2% per cent increase in 2016. This according to Farm Credit Canada's (FCC) 2017 Farmland Values Report. FCC's Chief…

Southwest has an increased risk of herbicide carryover

Farmers are just about ready to get this year’s crop in the ground, but they need to be aware of an increased risk of herbicide carryover this season. Daphne Cruise, Cropping Management Specialist…

Canadian Grain Commission to reassign five more wheat varieties in 2021

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced that five varieties of Canada Western Red Spring wheat will be reassigned to the Canada Northern Hard Red wheat class. Scientific trials showed that…

Producers should be patient and wait until the right time to graze cattle

The first sight of green grass this spring may tempt producers to put their cattle out early, but a regional forage specialist with the Ministry of Agriculture says they should still be patient.…

AAFC researching benefits of mechanical weed control

Mechanical weed control is gaining in popularity amongst Prairie farmers. The idea is to use a physical implement rather than herbicide to control weeds. Breanne Tidemann is a research scientist with…

Abundance in red meat supplies putting pressure on cattle markets

The cattle markets have been under pressure recently. That according to Brian Perillat, manager and senior analyst with CanFax. He notes the struggles in the hog markets, are also impacting the beef…

Canadian Federation of Agriculture President weighs in on trade issues

There's been a number of recent developments on the agricultural trade front, with talk lately that U.S. President Trump is exploring the notion of rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with hopes…

Handling stress this spring

An Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist says, just like farmers maintain their equipment, they also need to prep themselves for the busy season ahead. Glen Blahey with the Canadian Agricultural…

Update on CN Rail's grain movement progress

CN Rail says they delivered 6,038-grain cars across Western Canada last week, exceeding their weekly target of 5,000-grain cars. They say they've delivered over 5,500-grain cars for six consecutive…

Possible strike at CP Rail

The possibility of a strike at CP Rail could be bad news for farmers who have already dealt with rail delays this year. Train conductors, engineers, and signal maintainers have been operating without…

Former Honey Bee GM Brad Nelson Passes

A longtime member of the agricultural community in southwest Saskatchewan is being mourned today. Brad Nelson, former General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Honey Bee Manufacturing, passed…

Ministry of Agriculture set to conduct more extensive clubroot survey

After clubroot was discovered in Saskatchewan last year, canola growers will be watching their fields more closely as they start to plant this year’s crop. Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture will…

50 years of Red Angus Registration in Canada

50 years ago the Red Angus breed was officially approved for registration in the Canadian Angus herdbook. The Canadian Cattlemen's Association says the first record of Red Angus in Canada is the…

Canola straw used as a source of roughage by more producers

More producers are now baling their canola straw for use as a source of roughage for their cattle herds. Many have made the assumption that the straw left behind when harvesting canola would be too…

Executive Vice President of CN Rail apologizes for grain Backlog

On Tuesday, CN Rail's Executive Vice President was in Edmonton talking with farm groups. Sean Finn says he wanted to come to Alberta to apologize for the grain backlog in person. "In March we did…

Cereals Canada continues to push for formal complaint against Italy

Cereals Canada President Cam Dahl says Canada continues to withhold from shipping durum wheat into Italy. The reason is that Italy has implemented Country of Origin Labelling on its pasta, which…

Barlow in Guatemala touring Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects

Foothills MP and Associate Ag Critic, John Barlow, is seeing first hand the effect Canadian agriculture producers are having across the world. Barlow is touring the works of the Canadian Foodgrains…

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