Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses: Dennis Laycraft with the Canadian Cattle Association on the Canada/U.S./Mexico Trilateral meetings; Matt Makens of Makens Weather on a chance of moisture on the horizon for the west; James Tansey with the Government of Saskatchewan… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan is freezing the 2024 Crown land grazing rates at 2022 levels, as the industry continues to deal with the effects of several years of dry conditions, the province says. Saskatchewan has approximately 6 million acres of Crown land under grazing leases. Crown grazing rates are set annually using a formula based… Read More

If you’re looking for resources surrounding how high the risk is for wheat stem sawfly across Saskatchewan — look no further, as the maps formed by surveys have been released. Alongside in-season scouting, the maps help producers determine when and if management is needed for the perennial pest of wheat in Saskatchewan. The formal survey… Read More

Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work collectively on improving transport and logistics of economic goods across the region. Ministers for highways and transportation in all three Prairie Provinces say they will focus on four key areas Improve efficiency of inter-provincial highway and rail networks; Encourage the federal government… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan has passed “The Saskatchewan Firearms Act,” which it says will enhance public safety across Saskatchewan, while protecting the rights of lawful firearms owners. According to a news release, with respect to recent changes by the federal government the impact lawful firearms owners, The Act will: establish licensing requirements for seizure agents… Read More

Saskatchewan has announced particulars of the five-year, federal/provincial Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (SCAP). The $485 million program will focus on five priority areas: Building Sector Capacity, Growth and Competitiveness: $176.6 million to build the agriculture sector capacity, ensuring growth and competitive advantages Climate Change and Environment: $53.4 million to support long-term resiliency and sustainability of… Read More

The Government of Saskatchewan has released the 2022 Saskatchewan Clubroot Distribution Map, which outlines the rural municipalities (RMs) where clubroot has been identified. Clubroot is a destructive soil-borne disease of canola first identified in Canada near Edmonton, Alberta, in 2003. Saskatchewan has been surveying and testing for clubroot for several years, and has just released… Read More

Up to one million in funding is now available for maintenance on natural and constructed agricultural drainage projects. Previously, the Water Security Agency (WSA) only provided funding for natural watercourses. “Obstructions in natural and constructed watercourses can cause flooding and erosion problems and be a significant cost burden to producers and local governments,” says Jeremy… Read More

The return of Canada’s Farm Show, previously known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show, in Regina, Sask., brought out thousands of industry reps, farmers and Saskatchewan’s Premier, Scott Moe. With the first day of the show being geared toward the theme of innovation, Moe shared his admiration for the ideas that have turned into full fledged… Read More

A large part of farm succession planning is information sharing between the generations, something Canadian Western Agribition’s (CWA) Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program is looking to replicate. The program is now in it’s fourth year and has recently announced this year’s group of mentors and mentees for Saskatchewan. The 18-month mentorship focuses on developing numerous… Read More

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit has rolled out details of the province’s AgriRecovery response, now referred to as the 2021 Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative. Producers can submit applications for coverage beginning on September 1, 2021. The initiative will consist of two payments totalling up to $200/head for cattle, with adjustments based on animal unit equivalents for… 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

Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Minister David Marit has announced $10 million in funding to help livestock producers manage the impacts of COVID-19 related market disruptions. $5 million will go towards Saskatchewan’s share of the costs associated with participation in the national AgriRecovery set-aside program announced by the federal government May 5. The federal government is covering 60%… Read More

 

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