The fund totals $100,000 and is available in grants of up to $500 per 4-H club, district or region across Canada. | Screencap via 4-h-canada.ca

FCC, 4-H offer grants to clubs

Applications for the Farm Credit Canada and 4-H Club Fund close Oct. 31. The fund totals $100,000 and is available in grants of up to $500 per 4-H club, district or region across Canada. Money can be used for existing programs, to cover costs associated with events and exchanges, volunteer support or to buy resource […] Read more

Cervus recently announced it made an agreement with Brandt, 
which will acquire all issued and outstanding Cervus shares for $302 million. | Screencap via cervusequipment.com

Brandt plans to buy Cervus

Saskatchewan’s largest private company is about to get a lot bigger if Brandt Tractor’s proposed acquisition of Cervus Equipment Corp. goes through. Cervus recently announced it made an agreement with Brandt, which will acquire all issued and outstanding Cervus shares for $302 million. Brandt will pay $19.50 per share, which is a 37 percent premium […] Read more

The partnership began in 2011 and the two organizations recently finalized another 10-year, multi-million dollar agreement. | Twitter/@LakelandCollege photo

New Holland college ties

New Holland Agriculture will remain Lakeland College’s exclusive agricultural and utility equipment supplier until 2031. The partnership began in 2011 and the two organizations recently finalized another 10-year, multi-million dollar agreement. New Holland provides tractors, swathers, skid steers and combines among other equipment for the college’s student-managed farm, the grounds and research and other programs. […] Read more


Crops have struggled in many growing regions on the Prairies because of the drought, including this canola crop in Northeast Saskatchewan. | Photo by Chad Ferguson (@cam_chad)

Feds announce $100 million for drought assistance

The federal government announced it is prepared to put $100 million into AgriRecovery, to address costs producers incur from drought and wildfires. The money will match provincial AgriRecovery submissions on the 60-40 cost-shared basis outlined under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership and will be available as soon as “full assessments are completed,” according to Agriculture Canada, […] Read more

The RCMP said buyers should not send funds until they verify the sellers actually have the product, or delivery has occurred. | file photo

Scammer targets hay buyers

A hay purchasing scam is making its way through Saskatchewan. Farmers are urged to use caution before buying forages. In an issued statement, Saskatchewan RCMP and Livestock Services of Saskatchewan said several producers have been the victim of fraud while attempting to purchase hay. Adds placed on social media and other buy and sell platforms […] Read more


Lentils, Warner County, Alberta | photo by Adam Vossepoel (@voss_ag)

Drought 2021

These are trying times for many Prairie producers, with withered crops and parched pastures across wide swaths of the growing region. To help keep you informed about the issue this page will be continually updated with the latest drought-related news and solutions you can use, produced by The Western Producer’s team of professional reporters and […] Read more

P & H said the new Yorkton facility is under construction and is expected to receive grain starting next June. | Screencap via parrishandheimbecker.com

P & H plans new terminal

Canadian grain-handling company Parrish & Heimbecker plans to build a new grain terminal at Yorkton, Sask. In a June 30 news release, P & H said the facility is under construction and is expected to receive grain starting next June. The new facility will replace the existing P & H elevator in Yorkton, which has […] Read more

The new online services are available through the MyAlberta eServices portal, alongside other online registry services, such as one-year passenger vehicle registration renewals, birth certificate ordering and fine payments. | Screencap via alberta.ca

Farm vehicles now registered online

Albertans can renew their commercial and farm vehicle registrations for one-year terms using smartphones and computers. In-transit permits and duplicate vehicle registration certificates can also be ordered online. The new online services are available through the MyAlberta eServices portal, alongside other online registry services, such as one-year passenger vehicle registration renewals, birth certificate ordering and […] Read more


The Russian Federation said undeclared or unregistered GMOs were found in recent shipments and that products shipped before June 17 would be tested before being allowed entry, according to a Canadian Food Inspection Agency statement. | Getty Images

Russia bans feed imports

The federal government is investigating claims from Russia that animal feed and pet food containing GMOs were shipped to that country. The Russian Federation has suspended all shipments from Canada effective June 17, saying that undeclared or unregistered GMOs were found in recent shipments. Product shipped before June 17 will be tested. The Canadian Food […] Read more

Ed and Charlotte Bothner from Beechy have been named Saskatchewan’s TESA (The Environmental Stewardship Award) winners for 2021. | Screencap via YouTube/SKStockGrowers

Saskatchewan producers recognized for stewardship

Ed and Charlotte Bothner from Beechy have been named Saskatchewan’s TESA (The Environmental Stewardship Award) winners for 2021. The couple operates a cow-calf business on land north of the former Matador Community Pasture and 6,000 acres of native grass next to the South Saskatchewan River. In the 1990s they seeded crop land back to grass, […] Read more