The majority of Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission members at the group’s annual meeting in Saskatoon on Wednesday voted in favour of a resolution to join Cereals Canada. The commission is notably absent from the list of producer organizations that are already members of the national group that aims to “ensure a profitable and vibrant future for… Read More

Grain Farmers of Ontario is heading back to court to fight another round in its court battle to contest the province’s new seed treatment regulations. GFO will be in court on March 9th. “We are pleased that the Ontario Court of Appeal has agreed to hear our case and to move quickly on the issue,” GFO… Read More

Many consumers have made the choice to limit or even eliminate beef from their diets, as animal agriculture is often considered highly inefficient, and a major contributor of greenhouse gases (GHG). But findings published in December, from the first part of a Beef Science Research Cluster project, demonstrate emissions from the Canadian beef industry have lessened in a recent 30-year span. According… Read More

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $7 million for 40 crop-related research projects at CropSphere in Saskatoon on Tuesday. Commodity organizations are chipping in an additional $2.8 million, with SaskWheat committing $1.5 million and the Western Grains Research Foundation contributing $1.1 million. “We have the largest ag bioscience research cluster in the country here in Saskatoon… Read More

SaskPulse members in attendance at the organization’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon on Monday voted in favour of making the group’s levy refundable. Established in 1984, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers is funded by a non-refundable check-off of one per cent of the gross value of all pulses marketed at the first point of sale — the… Read More

While U.S. farmers are adjusting to significantly lower grain prices, declining currency values have buffered growers in Canada and many other parts of the world. U.S. futures have dropped off, but cash values in Canada have maintained their value, and in some cases, have risen, thanks to the weakness with the Canadian dollar. “The devaluing of the… Read More

Universities are sometimes said to emphasize theory over practice. But when it comes to farm safety, agricultural diploma program students at the University of Manitoba get both. When these students reconvene for class at the University of Manitoba this week, farm safety will be on their minds and in their curriculum. Thanks to advances being… Read More