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Unprecedented drought grips Southwestern Saskatchewan

Unprecedented drought grips Southwestern Saskatchewan

Annual precipitation in Swift Current so far in 2022 is 300 millimetres below average, which is twice as bad as the worst year in the 1930s.
Snow brings relief to southern Prairies

Snow brings relief to southern Prairies

Welcome snow laden with much-needed moisture was greedily absorbed by parched soil.
Canola gains may lie in the north

Canola gains may lie in the north

Yields have increased since 2014, but across the Prairies the average yields were in the high 30s or low 40s in 2022.
'A Harvest Story' is an agricultural inspiration for children

'A Harvest Story' is an agricultural inspiration for children

Author Kendall Wicks shares childhood memories of harvest on the farm.
Fertilizer giant Nutrien sticking to plan to boost production; potash sales slump

Fertilizer giant Nutrien sticking to plan to boost production; potash sales slump

CALGARY — Nutrien Ltd. is sticking to its plan to increase potash production, even as the Saskatoon-based fertilizer giant cut its full-year guidance for 2022 due to slumping potash sales volumes in the second half of this year.
Fertilizer greenhouse gas cuts may take longer than Ottawa wants, farm groups say

Fertilizer greenhouse gas cuts may take longer than Ottawa wants, farm groups say

The goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer use by 30 per cent kicked up more dust than a tractor on a grid road when it was first announced by the federal Liberal government last summer.
Tightening nitrogen fertilizer supplies raise alarm

Tightening nitrogen fertilizer supplies raise alarm

Fertilizer supplies are being squeezed as manufacturers curtail production due to sky-high natural gas prices.
Opinion: Biofuel a fine option; fossil fuels still needed

Opinion: Biofuel a fine option; fossil fuels still needed

Should the flow of portable fuel dry up, so will the global economy.
Sask. plans carbon offset credit program

Sask. plans carbon offset credit program

The throne speech indicates the government program will generate voluntary carbon offset credits.
Modern agriculture must reinvent

Modern agriculture must reinvent

Today’s agriculture system is deeply flawed and in dire need of a transformation, says the head of a major food company.
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