Industry to export fertilizer protocol

Fertilizer Canada is hoping to take its Nitrous Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol abroad to five developing countries. “We want to make sure that our products are being used sustain-ably around the globe so we can have a social license to sell the fertilizer around the world,” said senior vice-president Clyde Graham. “We also want farmers […] Read more


Rising world carbon emissions ‘very disappointing’

BONN, Germany (Reuters) — World carbon emissions are set to rise two percent this year to a new record, scientists said earlier this month, dashing hopes that global emissions had already peaked. Carbon emissions had been roughly flat from 2014-16, but will increase this year mainly because of a rise in China after a two-year […] Read more


AG Notes

Manitoba Canola Growers board acclaimed Manitoba Canola Growers’ directors election has been decided by acclamation. With four board positions up for election and only four nominations submitted, no election was required for this year’s election. Nominees include Chuck Fossay from Starbuck, Curtis McRae of Selkirk, John Sandborn from Benito and Pam Bailey of Dacotah. Sandborn […] Read more



Women in Ag award presented on Day 3 of Agribition

Canadian Western Agribition has awarded its inaugural Celebrating Women in Agriculture award to Belinda Wagner. Wagner has worked in the livestock industry for more than 25 years, notably with the Saskatchewan Angus Association, the Saskatchewan Livestock Association, the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association and the Canadian Angus Foundation. At yesterday’s show, Rod Hollman and family of […] Read more


Simmental family wins at Agribition

REGINA — A Simmental family from Lloydminster has continued its winning ways by winning the grand champion bull and female honours at Canadian Western Agribition. Black Gold Simmentals, owned by Randy and Vanessa Noble and their sons, Ryley and Toby, led out the red bull BM captain Scream 63D, also owned with Bohrson Marketing, and […] Read more



Speckle Park has strong sale at Agribition

REGINA — The Speckle Park lit up the night at its annual Canadian Western Agribition sale held yesterday. With an unofficial sale average of $11,839 on 14 females, $5,500 on a bull calf and about $1,800 on 30 embryos, the sale was strong from start to finish before a full house. The high seller from […] Read more


Student finds way to put manure to use

The University of Calgary business student starts a company that uses manure as a concentrated fertilizer and energy source

Growing up on a ranch in the British Columbia interior, Victoria Ross understood that manure disposal is an ongoing challenge. Now a business student at the University of Calgary, she has created Agro Systems, a company using manure as a concentrated fertilizer and energy source. Ross has been working on the project for more than […] Read more


No imidacloprid decision expected till next year

Health Canada proposed last November to ban imidacloprid, an insecticide applied to fruit, vegetables, potatoes and many other crops across the country. Twelve months have passed since the announcement, but Canadian farmers who use the insecticide will have to wait another year to know if it’s banned or not. “Health Canada is reviewing an extensive […] Read more



Fort St. John bison tops CWA sale Tuesday

Canadian Western Agribition

A two-year-old bison bull consigned by XY Bison Ranch from Fort St. John, B.C. topped the Canadian National bison sale held at Canadian Western Agribition Tuesday Nov. 21. Brian and Eleanor Brown of Hodgeville, Sask. paid $25,000 for the bull. They also bought the grand champion male, also a two-year-old from XY, for $18,000. Another […] Read more


Bison sale, interbreed show ring garner attention at Agribition

A two-year-old bison bull consigned by XY Bison Ranch from Fort St. John, B.C. topped the Canadian National bison sale held at Canadian Western Agribition Tuesday Nov. 21. Brian and Eleanor Brown of Hodgeville, Sask. paid $25,000 for the bull. They also bought the grand champion male, also a two-year-old from XY, for $18,000. Another […] Read more