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Historic drainage project approved

The Water Security Agency (WSA) has issued the largest single agricultural drainage approval in the province’s history. A single approval was issued to 73 landowners for more than 18,000 acres of an organized and responsibly managed drainage network.
WSA cautions landowners on drainage

WSA cautions landowners on drainage

As Saskatchewan moves toward spring, attendees of an R.M. of Orkney ratepayers meeting March 1 received an overview of the provincial Agriculture Water Management Strategy.

Agriculture This Week - Still a roller coaster for ag prices

Maybe I’ve been writing about the field of agriculture too long. At least it seems that way when I begin reading stories in the farm press suggesting the sector is slipping toward what some are suggesting are the worst of times.

Agriculture still key economic factor

Saskatchewan may have a more diversified economy than was once the case, but agriculture remains an important element.

Canola now worth $26.7 billion to Canadian economy

Canola’s value to the Canadian economy has tripled over the past decade to $26.7 billion a year, according to a new independent analysis released today by the Canola Council of Canada.
Trump an economic factor

Trump an economic factor

Donald Trump is a man who I find fascinating. — John Gormley Radio Host Donald Trump as president of the United Stated certainly creates some unknowns in terms of trade and its impact on the Canadian economy.
New water drainage regulations in place

New water drainage regulations in place

There are new regulations in place in terms of farmers draining water from sloughs and wetlands, and producers need to be aware of the changes.

Agriculture This Week - Alternative to draining has merit too

There are always two sides to a given coin, and that is certainly the case when it comes to what to do with sloughs and wetlands in a farm field. Producers of course want to cultivate every acre as a way to generate maximum dollars.
Alternative land use program working

Alternative land use program working

A new program provides area farmers with a different option to garner annual value from marginal wetland areas.

Record crop insurance coverage for producers in 2017

Recently, the Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced details of the 2017 Crop Insurance Program.