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Agriculture

Cancer and the agricultural community

A recent report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization, has sent a veritable shockwave through the agricultural community, and has consumers again questioning possible food safety.

How things have changed

For some undefined reason of late I have been thinking about my grandfather and what his take on a modern farm would be.

Canada's economic future

Facebook may seem like a strange place to find some rather optimistic news regarding the future of farming, but just the other day I happened upon a video clip via the social media site which would make any farmer smile.

Preserving vintage farm equipment

One area of agriculture I have long held an interest in is rare breeds of livestock.

Canada’s pork industry

The pork industry in Canada seems to be one sector of agriculture which could literally fade into oblivion.

Oats on forefront in industry news

Oats may not be on the list of minor, or at least specialty crops on the Canadian Prairies these days, but a recent decision from a major buyer of the commodity has certainly put the crop at the forefront of industry news.

Consumer’s opinion of farming

The issue of image was at the heart of a presentation to the recent Yorkton Rotary Farmer Appreciation Night. The guest speakers; Adele Buettner (CAC) & Pat Beaujot (P.Ag.

Cattle prices

It was interesting to walk into the ‘Best of the Breeds’ bull sale at Heartland Livestock in Yorkton recently and be busily taking a few pictures for the newspaper as the first bull sold on the day at $24,000.

Cattle prices on the mooooove

It was interesting to walk into the ‘Best of the Breeds’ bull sale at Heartland Livestock in Yorkton recently and be busily taking a few pictures for the newspaper as the first bull sold on the day at $24,000.

Arcola/Kisbey 4-H Beef Club News

Hello everybody, and welcome back! We had a meeting on February 8 th and thirteen people attended. We talked about who was going to go to the Yorkton Spring Steer and Heifer show April 9 th to the 11 th . There were a couple of people interested.