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Discussions underway to determine the best system for funding pulse breeding after agreement expires in 2020

A long-standing agreement between Saskatchewan Pulse Growers and the Crop Development Centre to fund pulse breeding is set to expire in 2020, and work is underway to determine the best way to move…

More meetings added to study the new Canada Food Guide

After some pressure from the agriculture sector, last Wednesday, the Standing Committee on Health indicated additional meetings will be added to study Canada's New Food Guide. There was a concern the…

Bovine TB investigation expected to wrap up this spring

The bovine tuberculosis investigation in Western Canada is expected to wrap up later this spring. The investigation started in September 2016, when a Canadian cow was found with bovine TB in an…

Former PM Brian Mulroney talks NAFTA

Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney believes the current NAFTA renegotiations are going to take longer than expected. Mulroney, who negotiated the original NAFTA agreement over 20 years ago, was the…

Protein Supercluster receiving excitement from across the prairies

There’s a lot of excitement across the prairies around the Protein Supercluster Initiative announced late last week. The Protein Innovations Supercluster is one of five technology groups that will…

Former U.S. Presidential speech writer says NAFTA renegotiations need to happen in good faith

Farmers got some great insight into NAFTA and the current U.S. administration this week at the CropConnect Conference in Winnipeg. One of the keynote speakers was David Frum, senior editor for The…

Integrated Management Strategy best way to fight root rot in soybeans

With the recent rise in soybean acres, diseases such as Phytophthora root rot have also expanded throughout the province. That from Dr. Debra McLaren of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, who spoke…

Canada Needs to be an Original Signatory on CP-TPP

Signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CP-TPP) in March will be a priority for the federal opposition. Conservative Associate Agriculture Critic, John…

Agriculture Awareness Day promotes job in the Ag sector

This week we celebrated Agriculture Awareness Day. Work being done by farmers, ranchers, agronomists, ag-chem retailers, veterinarians, research scientists and crop breeders all contribute to the…

CFIA waiting on final lab results to close bovine tuberculosis case that involved farms in western Canada

The CFIA is still waiting on final lab results to close the bovine tuberculosis investigation in western Canada. At this point, all quarantines related to the investigation have been removed, and no…

Applications now open for Canadian Agricultural Partnership

On Tuesday, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay officially launched the six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). The partnership is a five-year, $3 billion,…

Health Canada launches consultations on food warning labelling

Health Canada has launched consultations on proposed front-of-package labelling. The public is invited to comment the government's proposal for mandatory front-of-package nutrition symbols for foods…

Food warning labels will be devastating to Canadian agriculture

The Liberal Government is looking to put warning labels on healthy food options. Conservative Associate Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, John Barlow, says the labels would be on items…

Fababeans and soybeans becoming more popular in Saskatchewan

Producers taking part in last week’s Regional Pulse Meetings learned more about the new pulse lines being released this year. Crops like Fababean and Soybean are gaining more ground across…

Ag Outlook Conference comes to Swift Current

Producers will get a chance to hear more about changes to the farming world today, as the Ag Outlook Conference is in Swift Current. There will be a wide variety of topics, ranging from…

Ag Outlook Conference opens tomorrow in Swift Current

Tomorrow marks the Ag Outlook Conference in Swift Current. The event is sponsored by Innovation Credit Union along with Stark & Marsh. Garth Burnett says that with everything happening with trade…

CEO for Pulse Canada and Prime Minister heading to India later this week

Canadian Pulse’s Imports have taken a major hit in India over the last few months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heading to India for a state visit from February 17 to 23. The CEO for Pulse Canada…

Saskatchewan Ranch Management Forum held this weekend in Moose Jaw

The Saskatchewan Ranch Management Forum opened on Friday in Moose Jaw. The sold-out event wraps up on Sunday. Colby Elford is a Regional Livestock Specialist and says the event is about enhancing…

Regional Pulse Meetings give economic, agronomic and marketing information

Pulse Producers taking in this week’s Regional Pulse Meetings are getting economic, agronomic and marketing information. Greg Kostal of Kostal Ag Consulting gave the Market presentation for the…

India Increases Chickpea Tariff

India has increased their import tariff on chickpeas by 10 per cent. Last December 21, India put a 30 per cent tariff on chickpeas and lentils, following the 50 per cent tariff on pea imports put in…

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