Jake and Stephanie Leguee, shown here with sons Asher, 4, and Grayson, 1, say it’s important to build opportunities for future generations who might be interested in agricultural careers.  |  Leguee family photo

Sustainability top priority for Sask. family

On the Farm: The Leguees focus on sustainable production and developing long-term business relationships

FILLMORE, Sask. — Farming on the Canadian Prairies can be a risky business. That’s why effective risk management strategies are so important to farm manager Jake Leguee. Jake and his wife, Stephanie, are partners at Leguee Farms near Fillmore, Sask., about an hour’s drive southeast of Regina. The family has been farming in the Fillmore […] Read more

The strike is expected to affect all Canadian bulk freight traffic at CN, including movements of western Canadian grain. | File photo

Strike begins at CN, negotiations continue

About 3,200 conductors, train workers and yard workers at Canadian National Railway went on strike earlier today in a move that could have far-reaching implications for the Canadian agriculture industry and for the Canadian economy as a whole. “Unfortunately, we were unable to reach a deal with CN,” said officials with the Teamsters Canada Rail […] Read more

About 3,000 unionized workers at Canadian National Railway including train conductors and yard workers served notice Nov. 16 of their intent to strike beginning Nov. 19. | Twitter/ @CNRailway photo

CN strike looms

A strike affecting Canada’s largest railway company could begin tomorrow. About 3,000 unionized workers at Canadian National Railway including train conductors and yard workers served notice Nov. 16 of their intent to strike beginning Nov. 19. The workers, represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have been working without a contract since July. Representatives […] Read more


Protein Industries Canada is a Regina-based non-profit organization charged with establishing Canada as a globally recognized source of high-quality, plant-based protein products.
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Information breach at protein developer said contained

A security breach affecting email systems at Protein Industries Canada (PIC) did not involve the loss of any commercially sensitive proprietary information, says the top executive at PIC. “We know for a fact that there were a number of files that were accessed, none of which were downloaded and none of which contained any confidential […] Read more

The new app, called SaskLander, was developed by Saskatoon-based company Western Heritage and was unveiled Nov. 7 at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) office in Regina.
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Recreational land use app moves to testing phase

Recreational land users in Saskatchewan including hunters, birdwatchers, hikers and snowmobilers could soon have access to a new web-based app that allows them to seek and obtain permission to access privately owned rural lands. The new app, called SaskLander, was developed by Saskatoon-based company Western Heritage and was unveiled Nov. 7 at the Saskatchewan Association […] Read more


CN’s total grain movements through the first three months of the 2019-20 crop year (Aug. 1 to Oct. 31) now stand at 6.7 million tonnes, a good result considering that cold, wet harvest weather has delayed the pace of grain deliveries, leaving rail capacity significantly under-used, CN said. | File photo

CN, Thunder Bay report strong cargo numbers

Canada’s largest railway company says it moved a record amount of western Canadian grain in October. In a news release issued Nov. 5, Canadian National Railway said it moved 2.8 million tonnes of western Canadian grain and grain products, an all-time record for a single month. CN’s previous monthly record, set in April 2019, was […] Read more

Viterra, Foodgrains address world hunger

Canadian grain company Viterra has once again teamed up with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and local grain growers to help address the issue of world hunger. In 2019, more than 250 acres of Viterra-owned farmland located near the company’s grain terminals at Lethbridge, Stettler and Trochu, Alta., as well as Raymore and Grenfell, Sask., were […] Read more

From one side of the Prairies to the other, good harvest weather has been in short supply this year.
 | Paul Yanko photo

‘A struggle right from the start’

Western farmers have dealt with some difficult harvest conditions over the past few years, but the harvest of 2019 might go down as the worst yet in recent memory. “This has got to be one for the books,” said Justin Schwab, who farms with his uncle Murray Farness near Camrose, Alta. “The last few years […] Read more


Farmers near Beauvallon, Alta., try to complete their harvest last week between the rain showers and snow. It’s been a similar situation across the Prairies.  |  Candace Phillips photo

Prairie farmers facing huge, costly task

Provincial crop reports from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba paint a bleak picture of harvest progress across the Prairies. As of late October, more than eight million acres of unharvested crops were still in the field, according to the provincial reports. That included roughly 1.25 million acres in Manitoba, 3.5 million acres in Saskatchewan and 3.4 […] Read more

Mango is a celebrity swine, living high on the hog at the Penny Lane Farm Sanctuary, a place where BLTs and ham sandwiches are never mentioned. | Supplied photo

Celebrity pig defies odds, wins hearts

Found on the side of a road and rescued from the slaughter plant, Mango inspires hundreds of people with his unlikely story

When Mango the Pig is old and grey, he’ll have quite the story to share with the other animals at his farm sanctuary near Ottawa. Not long ago, Mango was just a typical young hog on a fast-track to the slaughterhouse. But today, thanks to an odd twist of fate and the help of a […] Read more