Percy Schmeiser of Bruno, Sask., gained fame in the 1990s as the man who fought a prolonged legal battle against Monsanto over the use of one of its flagship products, Roundup Ready canola. | File photo

Sask. farmer fought Monsanto in court

One of Canada’s most widely known farmers died Oct. 13 at the age of 89. Percy Schmeiser of Bruno, Sask., gained fame in the 1990s as the man who fought a prolonged legal battle against Monsanto over the use of one of its flagship products, Roundup Ready canola. Monsanto sued Schmeiser, claiming he had planted […] Read more

Percy Schmeiser of Bruno, Sask., gained fame in the 1990s as the man who fought a prolonged legal battle against Monsanto over the use of one of its flagship products, Roundup Ready canola. | File photo

Well-known Sask. farmer, Percy Schmeiser, dies

One of Canada’s most widely known farmers died Oct. 13 at the age of 89. Percy Schmeiser of Bruno, Sask., gained fame in the 1990s as the man who fought a prolonged legal battle against Monsanto over the use of one of its flagship products, Roundup Ready canola. Monsanto sued Schmeiser, claiming he had planted […] Read more

The Kindersley Fire and Rescue Brigade responded about 10:45 p.m., followed by fire departments from Eatonia, Kerrobert and Oyen. Marengo is located about 45 kilometres from Kindersley, Sask.
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Elevator destroyed by fire

A large grain elevator in the western Saskatchewan village of Marengo was destroyed by fire on the night of Oct. 8. The Kindersley Fire and Rescue Brigade responded about 10:45 p.m., followed by fire departments from Eatonia, Kerrobert and Oyen. Marengo is located about 45 kilometres from Kindersley, Sask. The blaze was declared under control […] Read more


A state of emergency was declared for the surrounding Rural Municipality of Milton No 292, which remains in effect. | Screencap via kindersleysocial.ca

Evacuation lifted after elevator fire

UPDATED: October 9, 2020 – 15:25 CST – A large grain elevator in the western Saskatchewan village of Marengo was destroyed by fire on the night of Oct. 8. The Kindersley Fire and Rescue Brigade responded about 10:45 pm, followed by fire departments from Eatonia, Kerrobert and Oyen. Marengo is located about 45 kilometres from […] Read more

The dual-title position of applied research lead at Discovery Farm and agriculture research chair at Sask Polytech is held by Blake Weiseth, who has been with both organizations for two years. | Glacier FarmMedia photo

GFM, Sask Polytech partner on research

Glacier FarmMedia and Saskatchewan Polytechnic have established a new position to co-ordinate applied research projects at GFM’s Discovery Farm west of Langham, Sask. The dual-title position of applied research lead at Discovery Farm and agriculture research chair at Sask Polytech is held by Blake Weiseth, who has been with both organizations for two years. Weiseth […] Read more


Citing travel restrictions by corporations that would impede exhibitor participation and attendance, show organizers said in a statement earlier today that cancelling was a difficult decision. | Screenca via agri-trade.com

Agri-Trade backs away from November show

The Agri-Trade Equipment Expo has cancelled its 2020 show, which was to be held Nov. 11-13 in Red Deer. Citing travel restrictions by corporations that would impede exhibitor participation and attendance, show organizers said in a statement earlier today that cancelling was a difficult decision. Despite COVID-19, they had announced earlier this month that the […] Read more

Farmfair cancelled in Edmonton

Farmfair International has been cancelled this year. The organizers announced today that they would be cancelling the Nov. 11-15 farm show in Edmonton because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “As one of the premier agricultural events in the country, the decision to cancel Farmfair is an incredibly unfortunate one,” said Northlands president and chief executive officer […] Read more

Jay Bradshaw, James Halford, Bryan Harvey and Douglas Hedley have been inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. | photo by greenhousecanada.com

Four new members join Ag Hall of Fame

Jay Bradshaw, James Halford, Bryan Harvey and Douglas Hedley are the latest inductees into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The four men are recognized for their leadership, influence and innovative ideas that have significantly improved Canadian agriculture. This year’s induction ceremony in November was cancelled due to COVID-19, but the inductees will be formally […] Read more


Show organizers announced today that the gates cannot open safely to more than 30,000 visitors because of the risk of COVID-19. | File photo

COVID-19 forces Ag in Motion to go digital

Ag in Motion will be a digital event July 21-25. Show organizers announced today that the gates cannot open safely to more than 30,000 visitors because of the risk of COVID-19. Safety is the number one concern for everyone involved with the annual agricultural show, guests and staff alike said Rob O’Connor, Ag in Motion […] Read more

Fire crews and police clean up canola spilled onto Hwy 23 just east of the High River overpass Monday. | Mike Sturk photo

Accident results in canola spill

High River, Alta. – Fire crews and police were called to an accident near High River May 4. The first responders helped clean up canola spilled onto Hwy 23 just east of the High River overpass after an eastbound truck flipped onto its side after exiting Hwy 2 onto the ramp for Hwy 23. There […] Read more