American Customs and Border Patrol staff will continue to collect Canadian visitors’ information at land and port crossings, but now they will share that information with the Canadian government.  |  Getty Image

Snowbirds must watch the calendar

New record keeping provisions make it more important than ever this winter to keep track of how long you’re away

Canadian snowbirds need to remain vigilant around the calendar. New federal record keeping systems will likely come into place by the end of the year that will ensure Canadians and non-Canadians alike are documented as they exit the country. This becomes an issue for those who remain outside Canada for longer than allowed under residency […] Read more

Cam McLeod turns his cherries into juice, sauce, chutney and relish.  |  Brian Cross photo

Producer grows cherries in dryland Sask.

On the Farm A drought-tolerant variety developed at the University of Saskatchewan makes this unique orchard work


SHACKLETON, Sask. — Producers in southwestern Saskatchewan have a reputation for producing a variety of high quality agricultural products such as beef, lentils and durum wheat. Cam McLeod is one of those growers. But the crop he grows is not what many people might expect. McLeod’s orchard at Shackelton, Sask., about 70 kilometres northwest of […] Read more

The Canadian cattle industry says the North American beef trade is so integrated that boycotting U.S. beef could be counterproductive.  |  File photo

Producers reject U.S. beef boycott

Consumers have been urged on social media to stop buying American beef because of recent U.S. trade actions

Boycotting American beef as a retaliatory response to U.S. trade sanctions would harm rather than help Canadian producers, says the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. Since U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration imposed tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, prompting Canada to impose its own new tariffs as of July 1, social media has been alive with urgings […] Read more


Seasonal fresh produce spells summertime flavour

Staying out on the water until the sun goes down, strolling along the shore and feeling the splash on your feet, or simply watching the stars on a warm summer night. This is the season to kick back, relax and enjoy what a Canadian summer has to offer. The intoxicating aroma of purple petunias, sweet […] Read more

Costs for the Site C dam continue to rise. The project could reach $12.5 billion.  |  Jeremy Simes photo

‘They can’t stop us’: farmers dig in on Site C

Landowners who are facing a loss of property promise to keep fighting a large dam project in northeastern British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Known for being highly fertile, many acres of farmland in British Columbia’s Peace River Valley have now turned into weedy fields. More land will soon be swept away, no longer used for grazing cattle, producing crops or as a space for traditional hunting. Within the next few years, the land […] Read more


Broken heel bone likely puts ends to back-packing trek

Q: I am hoping you might offer some advice regarding an injury a 21-year-old otherwise healthy and active female has suffered in Spain. She fell on rocks and broke and displaced a small chunk on her heel. She went to a hospital, was given a boot and crutches and told it would take two weeks […] Read more


A golf course is nestled in a coulee in Medicine Hat.

History, artistry and nature abound in Medicine Hat

As we drive through Medicine Hat, the World’s Largest Tepee tempts us to see what this small prairie city has to offer. With main masts as high as a 20-story building, the Saamis Tepee introduces the city’s history and unusual name — a loose translation of the Blackfoot word Saamis, a medicine man’s headdress. Visitors […] Read more


The Ag in Motion farm show runs until the end of the day on Thursday July 19 near Langham, Sask. | Robin Booker photo

Ag in Motion 2018

The 2018 edition of Ag in Motion has come and gone.  This year there were 459 exhibitors on the 320-acre site near Langham, Sask.! Below you will find some of The Western Producer’s coverage of the event. This page will be updated with more stories as they are published.  New ag school to focus on applied […] Read more

More than 30,000 people attended the Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Sask. this past week. | Paul Yanko photo

Ag in Motion 2018 – in photos

The 2018 edition of the Ag in Motion farm show has wrapped, and by all accounts it was a great success. Organizers report a total of 30,335 guests passed through the gates of the event, which is a new record. Attendance at the show, both for guests and exhibitors, has steadily grown for each of […] Read more