Increased food complexity requires a little clarity

The deep-fried Twizzlers at this year’s Calgary Stampede were all that one could expect. That’s more than can be said for many foods entering the gastronomic realm. They are simultaneously more — and less — than many would expect. Case in point, the “Marrot.” A creation of fast-food chain Arby’s, it looks and tastes like […] Read more




The National Farmers Union organized a demonstration through downtown Saskatoon in March 1969.  |  File photo

From the Archives: SWP unanimous in 1992 for railways to get Crow Benefit

The Western Producer takes a weekly look at some of the stories that made headlines in issues of the paper from 75, 50, 25 and 10 years ago. 75 years ago: Dec. 3, 1942 The value of farm commodities marketed through co-operatives in Saskatchewan was up. B.N. Arnason, commissioner of Saskatchewan Agriculture’s co-operation and markets […] Read more





Irrigation was well underway in this undated photo. | File photo

From the Archives: Producers urged to vaccinate for blackleg

The Western Producer takes a weekly look at some of the stories that made headlines in issues of the paper from 75, 50, 25 and 10 years ago. 75 years ago: Nov. 5, 1942 The Wartime Prices and Trade Board announced that the amount of butter stored in warehouses and creameries as of Nov. 30 […] Read more