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Irrigation guarantees a crop for this farm family

Irrigation guarantees a crop for this farm family

On the Farm: The Eliasons began irrigating in 1980 and moved to direct seeding and continuous cropping in 1984.
More dryness could worsen grasshopper outlook

More dryness could worsen grasshopper outlook

Bertha armyworms remain a worry, while diamondback moth levels are difficult to predict due to migratory patterns.
Former Sask. farm leader, politician dies

Former Sask. farm leader, politician dies

Carol Teichrob is a member of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Winter is fun, but safety comes first

Winter is fun, but safety comes first

This time of year brings with it new risks on the farm, especially for children, and families are urged to play it safe.
R Plus Simmentals purebred dispersal sale could be biggest in Canada

R Plus Simmentals purebred dispersal sale could be biggest in Canada

A dispersal sale on Dec. 21 and 22 at R Plus Simmentals farm west of Estevan will be for the entire purebred operation. A total of 950 live cattle will available. T Bar C Cattle Co. will be conducting the auction, and Chris Poley will be the auctioneer.
Opinion: Beef breeding must aim for profitability

Opinion: Beef breeding must aim for profitability

The profitable animal is not fancy and doesn’t have the fat cover to hide the flaws.
Opinion: Anticipating the looming decline of neoliberalism’s influence

Opinion: Anticipating the looming decline of neoliberalism’s influence

Neoliberalism is an economic and political philosophy that capital, people, and goods should be able to cross borders freely in search of the most productive and profitable returns.
Opinion: Female farmer numbers show major increase

Opinion: Female farmer numbers show major increase

Data from the 2021 national farm census shows the number of female operators is up.
Know the difference between free gas and frothy bloat

Know the difference between free gas and frothy bloat

Cattle producers must always be prepared to treat bloat.
Climate change, antibiotics may threaten soil

Climate change, antibiotics may threaten soil

Researchers say livestock antibiotic residues can degrade microbe activity when combined with rising temperatures.