A University of Saskatchewan researcher is set to receive $2.5 million to improve processes of transforming pulses into novel food ingredients, new bioplastics, and high-value biomedical materials. Dr. Yongfeng Ai has been awarded the funding from the federal government and province of Saskatchewan as part of Saskatchewan’s Strategic Research Initiative Program, which announced its theme… Read More

Increased funding for business risk management programs is the main driver of a $23.1 million increase for agriculture in Saskatchewan’s proposed budget. Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer tabled the province’s 2021-22 budget on Tuesday, featuring a deficit of $2.6 billion and a plan to return to balanced books in 2026-27. The budget includes… Read More

At least two of the three Prairie provinces that have been holding out on accepting the federal government’s offer to make changes to the AgriStability business risk management program say they’re still considering the proposal. In mid-January, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau gave the provinces a deadline for the end of the month to indicate… Read More

The federal and Saskatchewan governments announced $7.5 million in funding for livestock and forage research in 2021 through the Saskatchewan Agricultural Development Fund (ADF) on Wednesday. The $7.5 figure includes more than $4.1 million for 24 livestock and forage-related research projects, and nearly $3.5 million in operational funding for the Prairie Swine Centre and the Vaccine… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan and SaskCanola have released the 2020 Saskatchewan Clubroot Distribution Map, which outlines the rural municipalities where clubroot has been identified. Since 2017, 75 commercial canola fields have been confirmed to have clubroot, which is an increase of 24 fields since last year’s update. The number of fields with the clubroot pathogen… Read More

Despite pressure from national farm groups and a willingness from the federal government to increase its contribution, agriculture ministers from across the country were once again unable to reach a deal on improvements to business risk management programs before the conclusion of their annual meeting on Friday. Improvements to AgriStability were the focus for the… Read More

Agriculture ministers from across Canada are still working on reaching a consensus on possible changes to the AgriStability program leading up to the conclusion of the annual federal-provincial-territorial (FPT) ministers meeting on Friday. Ministers met virtually to kick off the annual FPT meeting last Friday, where they discussed a wide range of topics, with a… Read More

There will be no change atop the agriculture ministry in Saskatchewan following the provincial election two weeks ago. Premier Scott Moe’s new cabinet was sworn in on Monday. David Marit remains Minister of Agriculture and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation. Marit was first elected as MLA for the southwest Saskatchewan riding of Wood… Read More

The Saskatchewan Party has entered political dynasty territory after winning a fourth consecutive provincial election on Monday. With mail-in ballots still to be counted, the latest tally from Elections Saskatchewan shows Scott Moe’s SaskParty team holding 50 seats and 63 per cent of the popular vote, with the opposition New Democrats winning or leading in… Read More

RealAgriculture is pleased to present Growing Agriculture: 2020 Saskatchewan Provincial Election Forum. This special presentation, brought to you by Access Communications, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), and Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association (SFSA), is hosted by our own Shaun Haney. The question and answer program is sponsored by Saskatchewan Egg Producers, Saskatchewan Pork Development Board,… Read More

Welcome to our midweek edition of RealAg Radio! We’ve got a great lineup for you on today’s show. You’ll hear: The top ag news stories of the day with host Shaun Haney; Jamie Pegg, of Honey Bee Manufacturing, with a product spotlight; Lianne Rood, shadow Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, on what needs to… Read More

Innovation Saskatchewan has announced a new $1 million AgTech Growth Fund. The fund is the first program dedicated to accelerating the development of game-changing agricultural technologies in Saskatchewan, and is one of several additional supports for the tech sector announced for the 2020-2021 budget, according to a press release. The fund is open and accepting… Read More

 

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