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Agriculture This Week - Consumer view of the grocery shelf

The consumer, they say, is always right. That adage is supposed to be at the heart of business, even when consumers are clearly wrong in what they think and believe.

Farmland ownership rules

Amendments to The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act, clarifying who can and cannot own farmland in Saskatchewan, have been proclaimed and will come into effect Jan. 4, 2016.

SARM happy with COOL news

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is pleased with the news that the United States has repealed mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL). Last week, the U.S.

Look at moisture at freeze-up

Recently, the Water Security Agency (WSA) released the 2015 Conditions at Freeze-up Report. The report summarizes the water supply conditions during the late fall and early winter period.
Anthrax again found in the province

Anthrax again found in the province

Saskatchewan Agriculture is reminding producers to be on the lookout for anthrax in their animals after confirmation that anthrax has been found in cattle in the RM of Harris #316. Anthrax was confirmed by laboratory results on Dec.

Agriculture This Week - Farmer worker legislation a mind field

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest is the third novel in the best-selling Millennium series and the last by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson. It might also be the title for the relationship of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Albertan farmers.

Equine awards seek nominations

People familiar with Saskatchewan’s equine industry are invited to nominate individuals, organizations and companies for awards recognizing excellence in animal welfare and health.

Take time to look at last crop season

Lyndon Hicks, PAg Regional Crops Specialist, Yorkton Regional Services Branch 1) Review your 2015 cropping season - What worked and what didn’t? What provided a good return on investment? Did one variety outperform another? Learn from past experience

Agriculture This Week - Complexity of food and politics

The world of food production and safety is an increasingly complicated world to understand. On one hand we have countries trying to find common ground with trading partners to create framework agreements to smooth trade.
Weir elected to Crop Advisor Board

Weir elected to Crop Advisor Board

Thom Weir, senior agronomist with Farmers Edge, was recently elected Vice Chair of the International Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Board. “It is humbling to be selected by a group of such highly respected industry-leading peers,” says Weir.