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Agriculture This Week: We have lost local food security

Agriculture This Week: We have lost local food security

if you live in Yorkton and were to decide that the answer to high beef prices was to go out to a local producer and buy a beef animal, you would find there is not an abattoir in the city to kill and process the animal.
Birds with 'extreme' features most at risk of extinction

Birds with 'extreme' features most at risk of extinction

As bird species face global threats of mass extinction, the traits that make them unique are also at risk of rapid disappearance. This homogenization will set off a domino effect of consequences for other members of these ecosystems, including humans.
Opinion: Agricultural presentations need an injection of accessibility

Opinion: Agricultural presentations need an injection of accessibility

If content becomes confusing, interest wanes, despite a listener’s best efforts.
Opinion: Populist politics can have negative impact on debt crisis

Opinion: Populist politics can have negative impact on debt crisis

Expect more debt crises to arise as high food and fuel prices combine with increasing interest rates reveal underlying problems in numerous countries.
Opinion: The silence of science could be deafening

Opinion: The silence of science could be deafening

Sharing atmosphere in science is coming under ever-greater pressure.
Coccidia parasites could develop resistance to toltrazuril

Coccidia parasites could develop resistance to toltrazuril

Coccidia oocysts are present in the soil, vegetation or water sources.
Research explores personality traits in dairy cows

Research explores personality traits in dairy cows

Cows’ personalities will define how they behave, such as those that are confident enough to explore their pasture for food.
If cancelling delivery contracts, do it in writing: lawyer

If cancelling delivery contracts, do it in writing: lawyer

A conversation between a farmer and an elevator agent does not constitute cancellation.
Opinion: Delivery contracts must be improved

Opinion: Delivery contracts must be improved

Reports find grain contracts are heavily tilted in favour of grain buyers.
Researchers find gene that improves wheat yield

Researchers find gene that improves wheat yield

Scientists were surprised to discover that the gene that increased yields also resulted in higher protein levels.