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Farming for health

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Agriculture This Week - Pulse crops could be taking off

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise the potential of pulse crops on the Canadian Prairies appears to finally be taking off. It hasn’t happened as fast as some, myself included, may have anticipated.
Harvest delayed by wet weather

Harvest delayed by wet weather

Wet and cool weather delayed harvest for most producers this past week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Seventy-eight per cent of the crop is now in the bin, slightly up from 75 per cent last week.
Great stretch of harvest weather, near-average crop around most of region

Great stretch of harvest weather, near-average crop around most of region

Thanks to a several weeks of near-ideal weather, harvest had been progressing rapidly until a fairly general rain ranging from about half-an-inch to an inch-and-a-half passed through the Canora, Norquay, Kamsack, and Preeceville region early last wee

Dry year makes grazing challenge

The majority of native and tame perennial grasses in western Canada are cool season grasses. The annual life cycle of cool season grasses begins in fall rather than spring. Shoots that grew during spring and summer stop growing in fall.

Harvest still ahead of the average

Rain showers last week delayed harvest for some producers but most were back in the field within a few days.

Agriculture This Week - NAFTA negotiation bad news at home

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is once again the most contentious issue in terms of Canadian trade and that certainly includes the full range of agricultural commodities.

Agriculture This Week - Robots and GM factor into farming future

When it comes to the future of farming regular readers will know I have a decidedly ‘scifi-inspired’ vision of what is likely to occur. That future vision has long been a two-pronged one.

Harvest progress has been steady

Producers have made significant harvest progress, due in large part to the warm and dry weather, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.
Heritage property designation for ranch

Heritage property designation for ranch

Acknowledged for its historical integrity and association with the ranching experience in Saskatchewan, the Historic W.D. & Alice Reesor Ranch has been designated as the province’s 52nd Provincial Heritage Property.