November canola proved it had some room to grow on Monday, closing a dollar higher at $511.90 per tonne. | Robin Booker photo

Canola closes up

November canola proved it had some room to grow on Monday, closing a dollar higher at $511.90 per tonne. The trade was based on soy oil gains on Chicago markets. Cooler temperatures across Western Canada failed to cool the market substantially, however the yield is mostly set for the crop now and it will just […] Read more

David Marit is Saskatchewan's new agriculture minister. | File photo

Former SARM president new Sask. ag minister

David Marit is Saskatchewan’s new agriculture minister. Premier Scott Moe made the announcement this afternoon. Marit, who was president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities before entering provincial politics in 2016, replaces Lyle Stewart in the ag portfolio. Stewart recently resigned from cabinet for health reasons. Today we made some changes to our cabinet […] Read more

Stewart announced today that he will be stepping away from his ministerial duties to focus on battling cancer. | File photo

Stewart stepping down as Sask. agriculture minister

Saskatchewan politician Lyle Stewart is stepping down as the province’s agriculture minister. Stewart announced today that he will be stepping away from his ministerial duties to focus on battling cancer. “I was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer and will be undergoing several months of pretty aggressive treatment,” Stewart said in an Aug. 9 news release. […] Read more

KAP announces new president

Bill Campbell is the new president of Keystone Agricultural Producers. He replaces Dan Mazier, who stepped down earlier this month to pursue a federal party nomination. Campbell has served as KAP vice-president for the last year and a half and was previously involved with KAP at the district level and on the board of directors. […] Read more

CP labour agreement ratified

Conductors and locomotive engineers at Canadian Pacific Railway have ratified a four-year labour contract. About 3,000 CP workers who are members of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) ratified the contract last week. CP and TCRC reached a tentative labour agreement May 30 following protracted labour talks and a brief strike that lasted less than […] Read more

The Ag in Motion farm show runs until the end of the day on Thursday July 19 near Langham, Sask. | Robin Booker photo

Ag in Motion 2018

The 2018 edition of Ag in Motion has come and gone.  This year there were 459 exhibitors on the 320-acre site near Langham, Sask.! Below you will find some of The Western Producer’s coverage of the event. This page will be updated with more stories as they are published.  New ag school to focus on applied […] Read more

Fire destroys Sask. Deere dealership in Rosthern

The main building at a John Deere farm equipment dealership in Rosthern, Sask., was destroyed July 22 after a fire broke out in the early morning hours. Sources in the town, located about 70 kilometres north of Saskatoon, say the fire started some time before 10 a.m. When fire crews arrived, the main building at […] Read more

More than 30,000 people attended the Ag in Motion farm show near Langham, Sask. this past week. | Paul Yanko photo

Ag in Motion 2018 – in photos

The 2018 edition of the Ag in Motion farm show has wrapped, and by all accounts it was a great success. Organizers report a total of 30,335 guests passed through the gates of the event, which is a new record. Attendance at the show, both for guests and exhibitors, has steadily grown for each of […] Read more

RCMP said the pilot of this helicopter escaped with non-life-threatening injuries when it crashed this morning after contacting a power line. | RCMP photo

Helicopter crashes while spraying

Saskatchewan RCMP say the pilot of a helicopter that crashed southwest of Unity, Sask., this morning suffered non-life-threatening injuries after his helicopter contacted a power line. “Initial investigation reveals that the helicopter was spraying a field with a non-toxic liquid when it came in contact with a power line prior to going down,” said the RCMP in […] Read more

Global Food Security Conference – 2018

Can’t make it to Saskatoon for three days of biotechnology discussion focused on building a sustainable and secure food environment for the planet? We can help. You can view it live here. The Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security conference in Saskatoon brings together some of the most interesting and influential people working in food […] Read more