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Seeding ahead of average

Seeding ahead of average

As of May 11, significant seeding progress was made this past week. Thirty-four per cent of the 2015 crop is now seeded, according to the Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Report.
Farming for Health kicks off

Farming for Health kicks off

The Health Foundation kicked off another season of Farming for Health May 8 as volunteers started seeding 250 acres of City land on Grain Millers Road.

Agriculture This Week - Supply management again hot topic

The idea of supply management is one of those things that when analyzed makes so much sense that you just know many people are going to rail against the concept.
Pork sector still facing   hurdles

Pork sector still facing hurdles

The pork industry in Canada seems to be one sector of agriculture which could literally fade into oblivion.
Seeding season is on

Seeding season is on

As of April 30, 2015 Saskatchewan farmers are in the field, seeding, harrowing and controlling weeds. Two per cent of the 2015 crop is in the ground. The five-year (2010-2014) average for this time of year is less than one per cent.
Farm uses for technology

Farm uses for technology

Are you finding there isn’t enough time to get it all done in a day? Technology today is making it easier and less stressful to multitask. Smartphones are changing the way farmers do business. You can now bring your office with you.
Oat decision has a message for feds

Oat decision has a message for feds

Oats may not be on the list of minor, or at least specialty crops on the Canadian Prairies these days, but a recent decision from a major buyer of the commodity has certainly put the crop at the forefront of industry news.
Grain Millers change glyphosate rules

Grain Millers change glyphosate rules

Oat growers wishing to market to Grain Millers will no longer be able to use glyphosate as a fall-applied desiccant.
Building soil is a farming must

Building soil is a farming must

Building soil takes decades, but it should be a goal of farmers. That was one of the key messages delivered by Yasir M. Syed of Biofert Manufacturing Inc. when he spoke to a SOCA Organic Producers Association event in Yorkton Friday.
Agriculture This Week - Be careful of the ag image promoted

Agriculture This Week - Be careful of the ag image promoted

The issue of image was at the heart of a presentation to the recent Yorkton Rotary Farmer Appreciation Night. The guest speakers; Adele Buettner (CAC) & Pat Beaujot (P.Ag.