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Estevan looks to canola-based diesel for jobs transition

Estevan looks to canola-based diesel for jobs transition

Estevan Mayor Roy Ludwig hopes a proposed renewable diesel refinery in the area helps his city secure long-term jobs. Two coal-fired units at SaskPower’s boundary dam are to close down this year and in 2024. “We can’t turn the clock back on that.

APAS optimistic bill may lead to carbon tax exemption for grain drying

A Saskatchewan farm group is optimistic that a private member's bill will lead to an exemption from the carbon tax for grain drying and heating on farms, which are dependent on natural gas.
Tips on seeding part of first Ag in Motion digital event

Tips on seeding part of first Ag in Motion digital event

Farmers looking for practical seeding tips and information to get ready for a successful season this spring can attend the first Ag in Motion digital event on Wednesday, March 24.
Saskatchewan ag exports hit a record

Saskatchewan ag exports hit a record

2020 was a record year for agricultural exports in Saskatchewan, helping the province lead the nation in growth in overall export sales over the previous year. Saskatchewan produced $16.
Feds to sow farm-based climate research hub in Sask.

Feds to sow farm-based climate research hub in Sask.

The federal government wants to plant the seed of an open air climate change laboratory on Saskatchewan farmland.

Why some aren’t so sure farms are key to carbon offset plans

Canadian fields, orchards, and ranches might soon be growing a new crop: Carbon credits.
Saskatchewan producers branded as environmental stewardship champs

Saskatchewan producers branded as environmental stewardship champs

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) has announced it has secured $840,000 in additional funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to continue working with landowners to protect Greater Sage-Grouse critical habitat in Saskatc
Agronomy site looks to new combine, drone to grow studies

Agronomy site looks to new combine, drone to grow studies

A new combine and a new drone are among the items on the shopping list for a small-plot agriculture research site hoping to grow a bit bigger thanks to an influx of research money.

Agriculture key to meeting Paris goals, but documents suggest feds avoiding change

Agriculture is responsible for about eight per cent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. But newly released internal documents suggest the federal government denies that Canada needs to take action to rapidly reduce them.
Spring breakup begins now, as Highways removes winter weights in southern Sask.

Spring breakup begins now, as Highways removes winter weights in southern Sask.

Usually one can bank on spring breakup being announced around March 15, give or take, but with warm weather in the forecast for southern Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Highways announced on March 1 that winter weights were coming off for highways in s