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Sask Wheat GM retires after 17-year tenure

Harvey Brooks has seen the development of the organization from a start-up commission to current full operations
Summer cattle show draws 122 entries

Summer cattle show draws 122 entries

One-day show also draws 16 bred heifer class entries
Fertilizer prices stabilise after boom

Fertilizer prices stabilise after boom

International fertilizer prices remain at record highs
Crop report: Farmers determining if any fields need to be written off

Crop report: Farmers determining if any fields need to be written off

Rain would be welcomed by many farmers, especially in dryer areas to help recharge the groundwater.
Irrigation project to stimulate SK economy

Irrigation project to stimulate SK economy

The Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project is looking to widen the scope of irrigable land in the province, with the first phase beginning with the Westside rehabilitation and expansion.
State of Agriculture: Pandemic pushes local Sask. foods

State of Agriculture: Pandemic pushes local Sask. foods

If there was a time to follow the oft-used phrase about placing proverbial eggs in many baskets, former farmer Tim Shultz figures year one of the COVID-19 pandemic was it.
Sask. farmers dig into fresh soil for sustainable agriculture practices

Sask. farmers dig into fresh soil for sustainable agriculture practices

The proof was on the shovel. The darkest, most porous soil Derek Axten had ever seen was on the land of a North Dakota rancher in roughly 2010. It was nothing like the dry and lumpy, light brown soil on his farm near Minton.
Canada not getting an accurate account of methane emissions

Canada not getting an accurate account of methane emissions

Methane emissions from upstream oil and gas production are significantly underestimated in Canada, according to a recently published study, confirming what researchers have been saying for years.
Saskatoon company uses flax for compostable phone cases

Saskatoon company uses flax for compostable phone cases

If you ask Jeremy Lang, he’ll tell you flax has some impressive flex, though you might be surprised where that comes in handy – like a case in the palm of your hand, wrapped around your cellphone. The kicker: They’re biodegradable.
Canada’s gas flaring practices among the best in the world

Canada’s gas flaring practices among the best in the world

In 2019, Canada recorded a 49% reduction in flaring from just five years earlier. And Canada is responsible for just 0.7% of worldwide