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Exports to bear brunt of short crop

Exports to bear brunt of short crop

The one potential upside to moving a smaller crop is that there should be less logistical headaches for shippers
USask researchers warn of increased water demand

USask researchers warn of increased water demand

Farmers who switch to higher value crops and expand irrigation acreage to increase their profits can increase agricultural water demand
Pulse growers urge elevators to partner on solutions amid historic drought conditions

Pulse growers urge elevators to partner on solutions amid historic drought conditions

Grain companies are being asked to eliminate administrative fees for the 2021-22 crop year
Province announces  2021 Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative

Province announces 2021 Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative

Eligible livestock for the Initiative include Canadian-owned female beef and dairy cattle, bison, elk, sheep or goats that are bred or intended to be bred
Drought’s long-term fallout still difficult to determine

Drought’s long-term fallout still difficult to determine

We don’t really know how well today’s suite of safety net programs will work for farmers in the current crisis
Grasshoppers teach lesson in rural-urban disconnect

Grasshoppers teach lesson in rural-urban disconnect

Farmers are fewer and have little influence against the pressures exerted by urban voters
Agricultural Producers Association encourages election platforms to focus on rural Canada

Agricultural Producers Association encourages election platforms to focus on rural Canada

Federal investment is particularly needed to improve rural connectivity, supply-chain resiliency, and the maintenance and expansion of rural infrastructure
Larger fall calf run could have long-term implications

Larger fall calf run could have long-term implications

Feedlot sector says it will take time to rebuild as tight feed supplies force some producers to reduce the size of their herds
Estevan Mercury Flashback – Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1972

Estevan Mercury Flashback – Wednesday, Aug. 9, 1972

This week's flashback.
Farming amidst the myths of Canadian history

Farming amidst the myths of Canadian history

What would have happened had the government sincerely and competently, with enough resources, supported Indigenous peoples’ repeatedly expressed and emphasized desire to become farmers?