Agriculture News

Pre-planning key to combat farm emergencies

Published on 01.26.2018 by Neil Billinger


Don Connick has seen wildfires before, but the ones last October in the Tompkins, Burstall and Leader areas in southwest Saskatchewan were a different beast.

"It was a monster," recalls the Gull Lake farmer and a director with the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan. "The visibility was very, very low and the sand was blowing in your eyes. It was really a chaotic situation."

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Pulse sector builds on success of International Year of Pulses

Published on 01.25.2018 by Trudy Kelly Forsythe


Saskatchewan Pulse Growers reports that the International Year of Pulses in 2016 reached over four billion people during its global promotion campaign. Media coverage reached an additional 580 million people. That is good news for a growing Canadian pulse industry.

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Prairie weather threatens winter wheat

Published on 01.25.2018 by Richard Kamchen


Extreme cold and a lack of snow cover are raising fears about Prairie winter wheat crop damage.

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Oilseed markets carving out bottoms

Published on 01.24.2018 by Mike Jubinville


There are mixed results for grain market activity since the start of the new year. The most notable is the rally in Chicago soybean since the Jan. 12 release of United States Department of Agriculture crop data. The soybeans price trend early in the week is upward as last weekend's rains across central and southern Argentina were limited and forecasted to remain so over the next 14 days.

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USDA reports show mixed reactions from grain markets

Published on 01.18.2018 by Mike Jubinville


We have seen mixed market responses coming out of the United States Department of Agriculture’s big report release on Jan. 12, the most significant data dump of the year from the agency which includes final 2017 crop production numbers, updates monthly U.S./world supply/demand, grain stocks as Dec. 1 and winter wheat seeding reports. 

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Canadian agriculture leads world in satellite mapping

Published on 01.18.2018 by Susan Mann


When it comes to mapping the agricultural landscape using satellites, Canada is a world leader in the field.
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Wet fall creates ideal mycotoxin environment

Published on 01.11.2018 by Owen Roberts


Ontario’s record rainfall this autumn was a damper during harvest, and now, the negative effects are lingering.

A joint feed analysis of the 2017 grain harvest, led by animal health company Alltech Canada, shows wet conditions created an ideal environment for the development of mycotoxins in feed.

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Why now is the time to get tax info in order

Published on 01.11.2018 by Richard Kamchen


The start of a new year signals an opportune time to begin organizing and planning tax information for 2018.

A detailed inventory list should be put together as soon as possible as this only gets harder the longer you wait, says Kimberly Shipley of MNP’s agricultural services.

“If you are in AgriStability, having production information summarized is easier to do close to the year-end than trying to figure it out later in the year,” Shipley adds.

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