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Some packages of frozen fruit are being recalled due to potential salmonella contamination. | CFIA photo

Frozen fruit recalled

Some packages of frozen fruit are being recalled due to potential salmonella contamination. Europe’s Best field berry mix in the 600-gram package and Europe’s Best four-field berry mix in the two-kilogram package, both with best before dates in May 2020, should be discarded or returned to place of purchase. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said […] Read more

Transportation Safety Board officials are investigating after a fatal plane crash involving a crop sprayer near Arborfield, Sask., July 12. | File photo

Spray plane crash under investigation

Transportation Safety Board officials are investigating after a fatal plane crash involving a crop sprayer near Arborfield, Sask., July 12. RCMP said the accident happened about 3:30 p.m. near the community in northeastern Saskatchewan. The pilot and lone occupant was declared dead at the scene. That was the second crash in the province this week. […] Read more

The symbiotic relationship that crude oil and canola used to enjoy seems to have hit a snag. | File photo

Crude oil and canola part company – for now

WINNIPEG – The symbiotic relationship that crude oil and canola used to enjoy seems to have hit a snag. Chart structures have proven that crude prices have pushed and pulled canola up and down in recent years. However, since the start of 2018, the gains enjoyed by crude oil have failed to lift canola. On […] Read more


The national job vacancy rate in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector is increasing compared to the same period a year ago. | File photo

National job rate increases in sector

The national job vacancy rate in the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector is increasing compared to the same period a year ago. Data for the first quarter of 2018, ending April 30, showed a vacancy rate of 6.9 per cent in the sector compared to 5.3 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Statistics […] Read more

Farmers in northeastern Saskatchewan should stay alert for fusarium head blight, according to the province's forecast map. | Map via saskwheat.ca / weatherinnovations.com

Fusarium alarm sounded in Sask.

Farmers in northeastern Saskatchewan should stay alert for fusarium head blight, according to the province’s forecast map. “There are some other areas over by Hudson Bay and around the Melfort area that are high and that’s because they were wetter last year,” said Sherri Roberts, Saskatchewan Agriculture cropping management specialist for the southeastern region. View […] Read more


In North America, soybean protein levels vary with geography. Protein levels are higher in southern states and lower in the northern Plains.
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Low protein soybeans a risk

The first step in solving a problem is publicly admitting it. Canada’s soybean industry has taken the first step. It is publicly acknowledging that Canada has a problem with low protein soybeans and something needs to be done. Soy Canada, which represents growers, processors, seed companies and exporters, conducted a risk assessment this year to […] Read more

A farmer was spraying his crop last week near Viscount, Sask. Recent rain has helped the crop over much of the Prairies, although dry regions remain.  |  Robin Booker photo

Prairie crop in good shape

Prairie fields are showing a mix of above-average crops and pastures, along with areas of below-average development so far this year. But overall, conditions are generally looking good thanks to recent rain, said provincial crop report spokespeople. “We do have varying stages of development in every field, so that’s causing some issues for us, but […] Read more

A new report says dairy is trivial in the big scheme of North American Free Trade Agreement talks.  |  File photo

No good alternative if supply management ended: report

Canada should not bow to American demands to eliminate Class 7 milk or the entire supply management system for dairy, said policy expert Al Mussell. The research lead at Agri-Food Economic Systems said there is no good alternative to the current system. But Mussell also said Canada should get ready for changes to the system, […] Read more


The fourth annual expo scheduled to be held near Langham, Sask., on July 17-19 has doubled its acres from last year and encompasses a full section of land.
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Ag in Motion outdoor show doubles its acres

Five companies are working together to grow a crop of wheat on the newly purchased land to showcase their programs

The Ag in Motion outdoor farm show continues its record-setting growth. The fourth annual expo scheduled to be held near Langham, Sask., on July 17-19 has doubled its acres from last year and encompasses a full section of land. “We expanded the property we own by another half section,” said Rob O’Connor, show director. “We’re […] Read more

Farmers are advised to sell wheat varieties that are slated for reclassification before Aug. 1 to avoid unexpected marketing issues.  |  File photo

Reclassification deadline imminent for wheat varieties

Twenty-five Canada Western Red Spring varieties to become lower-valued Canada Northern Hard Red class Aug. 1

Got some old crop CWRS wheat in your grain bins? If you do, then you might want to think about moving it soon —  especially if it’s one of the low-gluten CWRS varieties that are scheduled for reclassification Aug. 1. In a little less than three weeks’ time, 25 Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) wheat […] Read more