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New ‘Buck’ naked barley: food, feed, brew

New ‘Buck’ naked barley: food, feed, brew

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) are giving an ancient grain a new life: this barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. Most barley grains are covered rather than naked.

Agriculture This Week - Future of minor crops a concern

It seems increasingly crops come and go when it comes to what Canadian Prairie farmers grow.

Five key trends to watch for in 2018

While many farmers are planning their seeding for 2018, Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) agriculture economists have five trends they want to plant in the minds of Canadian producers, food processors and retailers.
Governments invest in crop research

Governments invest in crop research

Recently, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on behalf of Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $7.

Agriculture This Week - Trace back has more than food safety aspect

The concept of being able to trace a sample of grain back to the farm long after it has been in the grain handling system is an intriguing one.
City contribution part of research farm success

City contribution part of research farm success

A partnership between the City of Yorkton and Parkland College is paying dividends in several ways. That was the message delivered by Gwen Machnee with Parkland College in making a presentation to the regular meeting of Yorkton Council.

Agriculture This Week - Changing crops to expand markets

Hailing from a region of Canada long-known as ‘the Breadbasket of the World’ because of the wheat grown here on the Prairies, as a farm writer I have been rather keenly aware of the importance of wheat.
Students learn gardening first hand

Students learn gardening first hand

There might have been snow on the ground and temperatures well below zero but Grade 5 students at MC Knoll School were still busy harvesting their garden last week.

Agriculture This Week - Climate changes will have agriculture impact

At times you can have the most distressing conversations in the most unlikely of places. In this case I am involved in a months-long conversation via the social media platform Facebook.
Research Foundation releases videos

Research Foundation releases videos

The East Central Research Foundation has released three online videos focused on crop production in the local region.