Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: The 2024 outlook for beef producers from the Canadian Farmer Sentiment Index data; A spotlight interview with Kaeley Kindrachuk with SaskCanola on the top notch farming trials; Kelvin Heppner of RealAgriculture on his… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Friday edition of RealAg Radio! Host Shaun Haney is joined by Kelvin Heppner and Lyndsey Smith, both of RealAgriculture, for the RealAg Issues Panel. They discuss a number of topics including: Canada and U.S jobs numbers; What a Conservative government might mean for ag policy; Doug Chorney’s retirement and… Read More

Federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Lawrence MacAulay, was at the Bruce Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre at Glenlea, Man. today to announce up to $9 million for the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) to administer the canola research cluster under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership — the five-year ag policy framework… Read More

Four Saskatchewan farm groups are urging the Saskatchewan government to conduct a thorough risk assessment of Bunge’s proposed $8.1 billion acquisition of Viterra. The leaders of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, SaskCanola, Sask Wheat, and SaskBarley have written a letter to Agriculture Minister David Marit calling for a review of the multinational grain handler… Read More

SaskCanola, in collaboration with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, will continue to offer free disease testing for blackleg and clubroot to farmers, with the addition of testing for verticillium stripe new this year. Verticillium stripe was first reported in Canada in 2014, and there is still much to learn about this disease. It presents symptoms… Read More

The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) and Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission (SaskFlax) are asking for feedback on having SaskCanola assume the mandate of SaskFlax. SaskCanola has been providing operational support to the SaskFlax board since January of this year. Resolutions were passed at both group’s annual meetings to explore options for potential amalgamation, and an… Read More

Canola is a Canadian-made and developed, home-grown crop. With canola oil being grown and produced locally, why is this resource no more widely discussed and utilized? Lynn Weaver, a registered dietitian and the market development manager at SaskCanola, spoke with RealAg’s Atley Hamlin about the nutritional and culinary benefits of canola when compared to other… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio, brought to you by SeedMaster Manufacturing. Host Shaun Haney is joined at the Crop Production Show at Saskatoon, by a farmer panel including: Keith Fornier, vice chair of SaskCanola; Shaun Dyrland, chair of SaskPulse; and Brett Halstead, chair of SaskWheat Don’t miss our spotlight… Read More

The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (SaskCanola) and the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission (SaskFlax) have announced a new management collaboration. Greg Sundquist, chair of SaskFlax, says the new arrangement offers “administrative and operational efficiencies within our industry ensures that growers’ levy dollars are put to the best use.” Canola and flax levies will continue to be… Read More

Researchers look to solve problems ahead of time, including trying to find solutions to emerging pests, or expanding markets both locally and globally. Doug Heath, research manager for Sask Canola, says that right now, the eleven ongoing Agriculture Development Fund projects range from disease resistance to abiotic stress of canola. When it comes to diseases,… Read More

A program designed to provide Prairie canola growers with third-party data comparing different canola varieties will be terminated following the 2022 harvest, according to a notice issued to industry partners. The Canola Performance Trials (CPT) program, which dates back to 2011, was funded by the Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba canola grower associations and commissions. “After… 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

 

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