The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) awarded Zenneth Faye its Canola Influencer Award earlier this week at the commission’s annual general meeting. Faye is being recognized for his pioneering work in Saskatchewan farm organizations and value-added industries. He served on the commission’s board and the board of the Saskatchewan Canola Growers Association in its early days. He… Read More

On day two of the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference being held at Regina, Sask, provincial agriculture minister David Marit, announced more than $5.5 million will be going towards 34 livestock and forage-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) and the Strategic Field Program (SFP). Both programs are supported through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP),… Read More

Merck has acquired Antelliq, the parent company of Allflex, maker and distributor of digital animal identification, traceability, and monitoring products. All outstanding shares of the company were acquired for approximately 2.1 billion Euros, the company says. Merck will also assume Atelliq’s debt of 1.15 billion euros, which it intends to repay shortly after the deal is closed…. Read More

Viterra wants to make sure producers don’t miss another opportunity to market their grain when they want to – even if you’re at the lake, and the lake is in Arizona. The company is launching its suite of online contracting options through its portal “myViterra.” According to the news release, customers can use their accounts… Read More

The number of certified crop advisors (CCAs) in Ontario topped the 600 mark in 2017 and agronomist ranks in the province just keep on growing. At the Ontario Certified Crop Advisor Association annual meeting this week, outgoing CCA board chair Ken Currah reported that organization membership has now reached 655, with 102 more candidates registered… Read More

Six people are set to join the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2019. They represent a wide swath of the province’s agriculture activities. The new inductees are: Chantelle Donahue (Biggar), Clarence Hookenson (Kisbey), Roger Pederson (Outlook), Arnold Petracek (Esterhazy), Daniel Prefontaine (Saskatoon), and Neil Shantz (Saskatoon). “Saskatchewan has an outstanding agriculture sector and this year’s… Read More

American Vanguard Corporation has acquired the quizalofop product line of herbicides from Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont. The transaction means American Vanguard acquires the technical registrations, commercial sales information, and the existing product supply of the herbicide line up, according to a press release. The quizalofop line is currently registered for use in… Read More