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

The federal government is contributing more than $2.3 million to the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network to create a clean plant network of grapevines in Canada that are certified, virus-free  |  Michael Raine photo

Ag Notes – July 25

Wine grape industry receives funding The federal government is contributing more than $2.3 million to the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network to create a clean plant network of grapevines in Canada that are certified, virus-free and which will ensure the long-term viability of the Canadian grape and wine sectors. The not-for-profit organization will catalogue and assess […] Read more


Ag in Motion runs through Thursday July 18 northwest of Saskatoon, near Langham, Sask. | Paul Yanko photo

LIVE BLOG: Ag in Motion 2019

Ag in Motion is underway for its fifth consecutive year. The show, located northwest of Saskatoon near Langham, Sask., runs through Thursday July 18th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Western Producer reporters are on the ground at the show and will be posting stories, photos and videos throughout the duration of the show. […] Read more

VIDEO: CanolaPalooza19 – Saskatchewan edition

Saskatchewan CanolaPalooza was held July 9, 2019, at the Ag Canada Research Station near Saskatoon. Here are some videos of a few of the event’s features: Warren Ward of the Canola Council of Canada describes a fertilizer placement demonstration trial and provides advice on the dangers of placing fertilizer in the seed row.    Barb […] Read more

Canada’s Farm Progress Show 2019

Canada’s Farm Progress Show runs Wednesday June 19 through Friday June 21 in Regina. WP reporters are on the ground and will be filing stories and photos that you can find below. This page will be updated daily while the show is on. Jason and Jenna Ranger named Sask. Outstanding Young Farmers – The opportunity […] Read more


AG Notes

Poultry investment The federal government is investing up to $8.24 million to the Canadian Poultry Research Council to develop new products and processes and to improve poultry health and welfare. It also aims to develop best management practices for farmers to improve food safety and reinforce public trust. This funding, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s […] Read more

APAS is asking the federal and provincial governments to initiate a drought-related Agri-Recovery assessment. | Map via agr.gc.ca

APAS proposes drought relief measures

Farm group wants action on Agri-Recovery and help with water supplies

Saskatchewan’s general farm organization is calling for immediate government action to help the province’s farmers and ranchers cope with drought. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has proposed several steps to help the province’s crop and livestock cope with current drought conditions that are affecting much of the province. According to a June 12 news […] Read more