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Native plants can help tell a pasture’s story

Native plants can help tell a pasture’s story

These plants can reveal the history of land disturbances and soil quality and indicate how to best manage the range.
Why did Caterpillar sell off the Challenger line?

Why did Caterpillar sell off the Challenger line?

Former Cat CEO Glen Barton explained distribution challenges helped prompt the sale in a conversation after his retirement.
New Sask. meat plant opens

New Sask. meat plant opens

Abattoir in operation along Highway 11 between Lumsden and Bethune.
ESN use increases, thanks to federal subsidy

ESN use increases, thanks to federal subsidy

ESN uses a flexible polymer coating to encapsulate a urea granule that is 44 per cent nitrogen.
New program focuses on data literacy for cow-calf producers

New program focuses on data literacy for cow-calf producers

Case studies and mentoring will help give farm data decision-making power.
China’s imports to determine prices

China’s imports to determine prices

The USDA estimates that China's buying needs will jump by 2034, while a Chinese science academy says they will shrink.
U.S. winter wheat crop looks good

U.S. winter wheat crop looks good

Recent tour uncertain if projections will hold to end of the season.
Antibiotic resistance rare in weaned calves

Antibiotic resistance rare in weaned calves

Western Canadian research study finds resistance in only two per cent of the weaned calves that were sampled.
Black Sea region expected to produce more flax

Black Sea region expected to produce more flax

The crop is faring better than others in Russia's drought-hit regions, and acreage is anticipated to be higher than last year.
Bird flu tests do not find virus in Canadian milk

Bird flu tests do not find virus in Canadian milk

142 retail milk samples from across the country sampled.