On this Wednesday edition of RealAg Radio brought to you by FP Genetics, host Lyndsey Smith is joined by: Neil Townsend of GrainFox on grain markets and an update on the Black Sea region grain issues; Katelyn McMurphy with Saskatchewan Agriculture on outwintering cattle; Kristine Tapley, Ducks Unlimited Canada on a new marginal land payment… Read More

Once applied, herbicide active ingredients that land on the soil surface are broken down by soil microbes. Those microbes require moisture and warmth to chew through and neutralize the herbicide. When in-season water is limited, those active ingredients can stay in the soil, sometimes for years. Cory Jacob, acting provincial weed specialist for the Saskatchewan… Read More

Applications are open, as of Oct. 26, for the 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program — the title that’s been given to the federal and provincial AgriRecovery initiative aimed at helping livestock producers in Saskatchewan affected by drought. Producers in eligible parts of the province can find more info and application forms through the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance… Read More

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are reporting a record-breaking level of payments under the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) Forage Rainfall Insurance Program. Total 2023 program indemnities paid have totalled $60.4 million across SCIC’s 17 forage risk zones. A forage rainfall claim is triggered when the precipitation at a selected weather station is below… Read More

Crop breeders are continuously looking at developing new varieties: how they can grow bigger yields, have resistance to certain diseases, and of course, become more efficient. However, when we get a new variety, there are often tons of questions surrounding it. One of the questions Shannon Chant of Saskatchewan Agriculture sought to answer in a… Read More

Crop insurance holders in Saskatchewan will see a change in how premiums are calculated starting this year. Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit announced on Monday that farmers who purchase crop insurance from Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) will see an individual premium calculated for each crop they insure…. Read More

Saskatchewan’s Strategic Field Program (SFP) has received just over $484,000 to be split between six projects which look to provide field-level demonstrations and evaluation of targeted agriculture practices and technologies. The projects include studying the effect of dugout aeration on greenhouse gas emissions, and the use of virtual fencing on forested pasture (full list is… Read More

Provincial governments across Canada are consulting with farmers and the agriculture industry as they prepare to hammer out a new five-year federal-provincial-territorial agricultural policy framework. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) — the $3 billion 5-year investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments — is set to expire in 2023. While federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau… Read More

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture says it will move one of its agriculture extension services to the City of Humboldt. Those who work in the Watrous office will be have to make the hour drive north as of March 2020. “Establishing an office in Humboldt allows us to maximize the positive impact of our extension… Read More

October is Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan, and farmers are encouraged to “tell their story” as part of it. “Agriculture Month is a time to highlight our connection to food and the role agriculture plays in the lives of Saskatchewan people,” says Agriculture Minister David Marit. “From primary production and research, to processing and technology, there… Read More

As of August 29, 2019, seven animals in the Saskatchewan RM of Chester have been found dead, and confirmed to have the bacteria that causes anthrax. Bacillus anthracis can survive in its spore form for decades. According to the Beef Cattle Research Council, the ‘perfect storm’ for the disease is caused by flooding or heavy… Read More

There are few things as frustrating as spending untold hours of preparation and seeding (and finally some rain!) only to have a host of insects crawl or fly in and eat the crop’s yield potential. In this episode of the Canola School, provincial entomologist for Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture, James Tansey, gets outside to talk… Read More

 

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