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Agriculture This Week - Consumers could drive farm opportunities

Agriculture This Week - Consumers could drive farm opportunities

The future of farming may well rely on its ability to backfill raw products as society becomes more aware of just what its decisions as consumers mean to the natural world.
Remember to consider exports

Remember to consider exports

The other day, on one of those glorious afternoons when I was actually off for holidays, I was perusing Facebook primarily as a time sink, when I happened upon a post that I found interesting.
Ready, Aim, Shop

Ready, Aim, Shop

The Yorkton Gun & Collectible show again gathered gun enthusiasts from throughout the area to show off their wares and shop for the perfect new rifle, the best accessories or other collectibles that might have caught their eye at the event.
Record crop insurance coverage for Sask.

Record crop insurance coverage for Sask.

Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced enhancements to the 2019 Crop Insurance Program.
Rural Roots brings information to farmers

Rural Roots brings information to farmers

Farmers in the area will have a chance to learn with a new event coming to the city. Rural Roots will take place on March 8 at the Western Development Museum, with a tour at Harvest Meats and a social event at Back 40 Brewery to follow.
National Grain Week held in Ottawa

National Grain Week held in Ottawa

Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) members from coast to coast are in Ottawa this week to meet with government as part of the second annual National Grain Week which runs from February 26-28.
FCC event focuses on women leaders

FCC event focuses on women leaders

What does leadership on the farm look like going into the future? Farm Credit Canada (FCC) hosted an event in Yorkton to focus on women leading the farm. Kathy Pearson with FCC said that the event was a learning event, focused on farm leadership.
African swine fever a worry for pork

African swine fever a worry for pork

The swine sector appears under the threat of what would be its version of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or at least have the same effect on markets.
Spring runoff expected to be below normal

Spring runoff expected to be below normal

Recently, the Water Security Agency (WSA) released the preliminary spring runoff outlook for 2019.
Time to put wetlands at top priority

Time to put wetlands at top priority

The conservation and restoration of wetlands in Saskatchewan must be a top priority, especially in the face of a changing climate, says Jennifer McKillop, acting regional vice-president with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) in Saskatchewan.