Winner of our #Harvest17 photo contest announced

The Western Producer’s fall photo contest, #Harvest17, has come to an end, and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to this project. We asked our readers to send us images of farm life and work during harvest, and we are extremely pleased with both the quality and volume of images that were submitted. […] Read more

Foodgrains bank growing project makes use of AIM site

LANGHAM, Sask. — Soybeans were ceremoniously harvested at the Ag In Motion show site Oct. 3 when the Canadian Foodgrains Bank held a harvest event. “This growing project is unique because it is really a three way project between the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Crop Production Services and Ag In Motion,” said Rick Block, regional representative […] Read more

#Harvest17 Photo Contest

It’s time for The Western Producer’s annual harvest photo contest! This year the first prize is a WeatherFarm weather station and a two year service contract, which retails for $2,750.00. Please send your pictures of farm life and work during harvest to (subject: ‘Harvest17’), tweet them to @westernproducer, or post them on the WP […] Read more

APAS hosts carbon summit – Live Stream

The Prairie Agriculture Carbon summit has brought together agricultural producers, researchers, government policy makers and society at large to explore and discuss the role that agricultural practices currently play in the greenhouse gas balance, and the exciting potential that new technologies can provide. The current state of carbon pricing and exchange schemes in Canada, the […] Read more

VIDEO: Canada’s agricultural markets update – July 12, 2017

D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer markets editor, monitors trends in the North American and global agricultural markets. Each week he hosts a market video about crops. The video is designed to help viewers understand the forces responsible for changes in the trade. If agricultural markets are important to you, we have you covered.

Power line upsets Sask. farmer

A farmer from Wadena, Sask., wants SaskPower to reconsider the route for a proposed three-phase power line that will affect his operation. Chad Haskey said the new Viterra facility at Wadena requires the service, but the corporation has chosen an indirect route that divides his farm and puts his plans for an airstrip in jeopardy. […] Read more

B.C. forest fires threaten cattle

A provincial state of emergency has been declared in British Columbia, where more than 200 forest fires are raging. About 10,000 people have been evacuated and emergency plans are underway to protect livestock. “There are a lot of cattle and a lot of range that we know is being affected. We know that we have […] Read more

Preparations for #AIM17 underway

The Ag In Motion gates won’t open to the public for two weeks, but The Western Producer snuck in for a sneak peak! Here are a few pics from the #aim17 site today! — Robin Booker (@CDNag) July 7, 2017 Mike Raine talks to DEKALB’s Connor Sierens about the company’s crop plots: This is […] Read more

CanolaPALOOZA Saskatoon, 2017

CanolaPALOOZA near Saskatoon brought together the canola scientific community and industry partners to showcase some of the latest research and technology in the field. Below are a few videos of some of the demonstrations at the event. Murray Hartman discusses new recommendations for canola density: Keith Downey reminisces on the origins of the canola industry:  A […] Read more

Man. rustlers leave cattle to die of thirst

Kalvin Kreshewski noticed an awful smell yesterday when he delivered mineral to his cattle near Rossburn, Man. “We drove in through the gate by the corral, and we could smell something dead. We looked down the hill and we could see two cows lying side by side,” Kreshewski said. The cows had died from dehydration […] Read more