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Agriculture

Agriculture This Week - Farm consolidation a matter of balance

Big, at least in terms of business, is generally seen as better. That certainly extends to farming where neighbours have bought out and absorbed neighbours for decades dating back essentially to the end of World War One, at least here in Canada.

Agriculture This Week - Grasslands: the forgotten at-risk habitat

There is much interest in the fate of the world’s varied ecosystems.

Fed China trip productive

The federal government is touting a recent trip to China by Lawrence MacAulay, minister of agriculture and agri-food, as helping to secure new export opportunities for Canadian agricultural producers and processors.

Signing of CETA opens opportunity

The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) applauds the Government of Canada’s announcement that the historic Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) has been signed.
Canada 150 video celebrates ag tech

Canada 150 video celebrates ag tech

A new made-in Saskatchewan video promoting Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations next year demonstrates the high tech nature of modern agriculture.
Students get chance to explore ag careers

Students get chance to explore ag careers

Students from both Sacred Heart High School and Yorkton Regional High School are planning what they want to do after school is over.
Large crop but wet weather issues

Large crop but wet weather issues

The wet weather of October, and the resulting crop left in the field, certainly was a key element of a presentation at the Sask Grain Expo last week in Yorkton.
Horsepower

Horsepower

Last week draft horses were provided an opportunity to show the strength they once exhibited doing work on the farm pulling ploughs, seeders, stumps while breaking the land, and all manner of chores required in the operation of an early farm on the C

Agriculture This Week - Rail system could still be an issue

Inadequacies in the Canadian rail sector have plagued western grain producers in the last few years.

Crop insurance pays on claims for 2016

Inclement weather over the summer and throughout the fall has extended the harvest season and impacted quality on crops, particularly lentils, peas and wheat. Losses in quality and quantity are insurable under the Crop Insurance Program.