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USask researchers warn of increased water demand

USask researchers warn of increased water demand

Farmers who switch to higher value crops and expand irrigation acreage to increase their profits can increase agricultural water demand
Pulse growers urge elevators to partner on solutions amid historic drought conditions

Pulse growers urge elevators to partner on solutions amid historic drought conditions

Grain companies are being asked to eliminate administrative fees for the 2021-22 crop year
Province announces  2021 Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative

Province announces 2021 Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative

Eligible livestock for the Initiative include Canadian-owned female beef and dairy cattle, bison, elk, sheep or goats that are bred or intended to be bred
Drought’s long-term fallout still difficult to determine

Drought’s long-term fallout still difficult to determine

We don’t really know how well today’s suite of safety net programs will work for farmers in the current crisis
Grasshoppers teach lesson in rural-urban disconnect

Grasshoppers teach lesson in rural-urban disconnect

Farmers are fewer and have little influence against the pressures exerted by urban voters
Larger fall calf run could have long-term implications

Larger fall calf run could have long-term implications

Feedlot sector says it will take time to rebuild as tight feed supplies force some producers to reduce the size of their herds
Increased moisture, but still poor pasture conditions

Increased moisture, but still poor pasture conditions

Crop report for August 17-23
Farming amidst the myths of Canadian history

Farming amidst the myths of Canadian history

What would have happened had the government sincerely and competently, with enough resources, supported Indigenous peoples’ repeatedly expressed and emphasized desire to become farmers?
Adventures on the wagon trail east

Adventures on the wagon trail east

“We were just two old guys who wanted to go on a wagon ride.”
Election platforms reveal few ag differences

Election platforms reveal few ag differences

In the absence of any substantial policy disparities, the real difference between the Liberals and Conservatives is largely cultural