Parkland County Council unanimously voted today to declare the area in a state of agricultural disaster, as farmers in the area have been battling extremely dry conditions, and now, grasshoppers. “These extreme drought conditions are devastating crops across Parkland County,” said Mayor Rod Shiagec. “Council wants to make it clear to our agricultural community that… Read More

Saskatchewan farmers have an extra 15 days to plant greenfeed crops and still receive crop insurance coverage. The federal and provincial agriculture ministers announced the deadline has been pushed back from June 30th to July 15th in hopes it will help mitigate a potential feed shortage. “The lack of moisture through the spring and so far this growing season has… Read More

A former Agriculture Canada employee with more than 20 years of experience in the labour movement was sworn in as Alberta’s new minister of agriculture, forestry and rural development on Sunday. Oneil Carlier, who lives in Darwell and is the new MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne, was chosen by Premier Rachel Notley to look after the ag portfolio. Originally from… Read More

With the recent very dry conditions, the Ontario corn crop has quickly moved from one of very high expectations to begging for water.  This week while I was at the Canadian Seed Trade Meeting (CSTA) in Charlottetown many of the seed companies relayed the message to me that the majority of the province needs rain badly in the next… Read More

 

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