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Harvest slowly getting started

Producers now have four per cent of the 2015 crop combined and five per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.

Consider winter wheat

By Cory Jacob Regional crops specialist, Watrous Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture It can be tough to think about next year’s crop before this one is in the bin, but winter wheat is well worth growing.

Crop report for the period August 4 to 10

Producers now have four per cent of the 2015 crop combined and five per cent swathed or ready to straight-cut, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report for the period to August 10.

August land sale brings in $3.0 million in revenue

The August sale of petroleum and natural gas rights raised $3.0 million in revenue for the province, at an average price of $306 per hectare. After four sales in 2015, land sale revenues total $35.7 million.

A note on soil

Soil sometimes receives less emphasis, attention, and recognition than it deserves for its role in crop production.

90,000 acres of conservation land made available to cattle producers for grazing

Environment Minister Herb Cox and Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced that approximately 90,000 acres of Fish and Wildlife Development Fund (FWDF) land will be made available to cattle producers facing dry conditions.

Spring to summer

Spring has evolved and become summer. Mother Nature didn’t ask anyone if we were ready, she just made the transformation. I have learned over the years that it is impossible to try and argue with her.

Crop report for the period July 28 to August 3

Harvest has begun in some parts of the province, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly crop report for the period ending August 3.. Less than one per cent of the provincial crop has been combined, while one per cent is ready to straight-cut.

There is no easy solution for TPP agreement

When it comes to world trade the idea of free movement of goods is held up as an idea the world should aspire to.

Age progression of identical twins

Our age progression is rather interesting. When we were toddlers, our parents would always brag about our ages, but when we started to talk, we took care of that ourselves.