Growers are encouraged to contact their local SCIC office with questions abour crop insurance or extensions before the Nov. 15 deadline.  |  Getty Images

Crop insurance deadline looming

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is reminding grain growers who are in a claim position to apply for an extension of crop insurance on acres that are unlikely to be harvested before Nov. 15. “If a producer is unable to complete harvest by Nov. 15, they should request an extension of insurance,” said Shawn Jaques, […] Read more

O & T Farms is the 33rd company inducted into the Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame. It took place at the recent 2019 ABEX Awards in Saskatoon. | Twitter/@ABEXAwards photo

O & T Farms honoured at sask. awards show

O & T Farms is the 33rd company inducted into the Saskatchewan Business Hall of Fame. It took place at the recent 2019 ABEX Awards in Saskatoon. A leader in innovation for 25 years, O & T has shifted away from poultry production to specialty feed ingredient production. The company has the capacity to annually […] Read more



Dan Prefontaine, Food Centre president hands jars of BBQ sauce to Saskatchewan agriculture minister David Marit and Ron Healey, FCL's vice president of Ag and Consumer Business at the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre in Saskatoon, Oct. 4.  |  William DeKay photo

Federated Co-op helps food centre expand

Federated Co-operatives Ltd. announced Oct. 2 it is providing $500,000 to help the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre’s expansion project in Saskatoon. The Food Development Centre is a non-profit organization that assists food processors in developing products to take to market. It’s currently undergoing a 20 percent expansion, which is expected to increase value-added processing, […] Read more

Winners announced for Nutrien-Radicle challenge Canada

Canadian agriculture and food technology companies Terramera and Livestock Water Recycling have won the first ever Nutrien-Radicle Challenge Canada. Terramera won US$1.25 million for winning the growth-stage category after the finals held in Saskatoon, Oct. 1-2. The Vancouver-based company develops high-performance natural alternatives to synthetic chemical pesticides and fertilizers. It has also pioneered a method […] Read more


The Saskatchewan environment ministry, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, is promoting the CWD testing program throughout the province. | File photo

Sask. hunters urged to test for CWD

Saskatchewan hunters are being urged this hunting season to submit the heads of all deer, elk, moose and caribou carcasses for chronic wasting disease testing. The Saskatchewan environment ministry, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, is promoting the CWD testing program throughout the province. In particular, hunters in high-priority wildlife management zones 9, 10, […] Read more

AG Notes

Leadership program launches next year Farm Management Canada is launching a new National Farm Leadership Program designed for Canadian farmers. It begins Jan., 2, and residency takes places March 10-12 in Sidney, B.C. The program is eligible for up to $2,500 cost-share funding for farmers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The deadline to apply is Jan. […] Read more

AG Notes

Funding to boost cherry exports The federal government is investing more than $241,000 in funding to the B.C. Cherry Association to improve market access for Canadian fresh cherries in new and existing export markets. The funding is intended to develop new promotional material and help pay for attendance at international trade shows and to find […] Read more


ILTA owes nearly $150 million in secured and unsecured debts to roughly 450 creditors, including hundreds of farmers.
The company's largest secured creditors are HSBC Bank Canada, which is owed more than $47 million and Farm Credit Canada which holds debts of more than $86 million. | Screencap via iltagrain.com

Ilta Grain’s licenses reinstated

The Canadian Grain Commission has reinstated Ilta Grain Inc.’s grain dealer and primary elevator licences effective Aug 7. The commission reinstated the license of the financially troubled grain company following the creation of a special escrow account, designed to facilitate grain sales and minimize creditor losses. Ilta’s recently suspended grain dealer and primary elevator licences […] Read more

Pulse growers should take care using glufosinate

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers is warning growers to check with their grain buyers before applying glufosinate ammonium to their lentils. The grower group knows of one grain company and potentially others that are no longer accepting lentils treated with the desiccant. Glufosinate is found in the product MPower Good Harvest. SaskPulse says growers should check with […] Read more