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From one farm to another, there’s something to see during inaugural Open Farm Days

From one farm to another, there’s something to see during inaugural Open Farm Days

Jul 23, 2024 | 4:11pm
Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is eagerly awaiting the start of the first Open Farm Days next month. Open Farm Days got its start in Atlantic Canada and has since spread to Ontario, Alberta, and now Saskatchewan. Coodinator of Saskatchewan Open Farm Days Ashley Stone says 40 different farms from Val Marie to Carrot River […]
Crops catching up to their normal stages of development

Crops catching up to their normal stages of development

Jul 18, 2024 | 11:06am
A week of warmer weather and reduced rainfall has accelerated crop advancement and enabled haying operations to progress throughout the province. With the forecasted heat over the next week many regions are hoping for moisture to help support crop development, reduce crop stress and sustain topsoil moisture conditions. Many areas across the province received reduced […]
AgTech Breakfast showcases several start-ups

AgTech Breakfast showcases several start-ups

Jul 18, 2024 | 1:16am
An AgTech Breakfast was held Wednesday morning at Ag in Motion to profile a number of startup companies, and what they can provide for farmers. A start-up company called Pathoscan can test for crop disease in the field, providing immediate immediate answers. This is unlike labs where getting results takes days. In a similar vain, […]
Wanting to pursue a career in agriculture? AMC mobile skills lab allows you to try it out

Wanting to pursue a career in agriculture? AMC mobile skills lab allows you to try it out

Jul 18, 2024 | 12:44am
The Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) officially unveiled their mobile skills lab Tuesday at Ag in Motion. The mobile skills lab, which is designed to encourage people to consider a career in agriculture. Donna Boyd, the president of AMC, says it all began three years ago when they noticed the ag manufacturing industry was having […]
Getting behind the wheel of Kubota tractors at Ag in Motion

Getting behind the wheel of Kubota tractors at Ag in Motion

Jul 17, 2024 | 11:25pm
The bright orange equipment of Kubota Canada isn’t hard to miss at Ag in Motion. Kubota is one of a few companies offering an opportunity to try out their farm equipment, the M7 and M8 model tractors; the other companies offering similar opportunities are CLAAS, John Deere, and Versatile. Kyle Dabrowski, the Part Manager for […]
Lots to look forward to at this year’s Ag in Motion

Lots to look forward to at this year’s Ag in Motion

Jul 15, 2024 | 4:31pm
More than 30 thousand people and at least 570 exhibitors are expected at Ag in Motion this year. This year is also the 10th edition of the annual out-door farm show, located on the Discovery Farm site near Langham, Saskatchewan. It gets underway Tuesday and runs until Thursday. Show Director Rob O’Connor says to mark […]
Some farmers embracing the heat, others may be concerned

Some farmers embracing the heat, others may be concerned

Jul 11, 2024 | 4:47pm
Depending on the farmer, they’re either welcoming the hot weather or are a bit concerned. Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture Todd Lewis farms near Gray, south of Regina. He says he finished spraying fungicide on his lentils and canary seed and some spraying for fusarium head blight on his durum wheat. His crops […]
Warm weather welcome for crop development, haying operations

Warm weather welcome for crop development, haying operations

Jul 11, 2024 | 3:43pm
Overall, crops across the province remain in good condition, noted the provincial crop report released Thursday morning. This is despite excessive moisture causing crop yellowing and crop loss in low lying areas of some regions, as well as drier conditions in other regions. The hot weather will help crops catch up on development after previous […]
Cargill employees in Guelph reach a deal, Calgary workers voting on an offer

Cargill employees in Guelph reach a deal, Calgary workers voting on an offer

Jul 9, 2024 | 2:24pm
One Cargill strike might be over, but another might be waiting in the wings. Workers at the ready made plant in Calgary, that processes beef from the plant in nearby High River, voted Monday on a tentative contract offer. The results should be known sometime Wednesday. Last month, one-hundred per cent of those workers said […]