Below is the text of the mandate letter for federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau. The Prime Minister's office released the mandate letters for all ministers  December 13. | Screencap via pm.gc.ca

Mandate letter from Prime Minister to ag minister Bibeau

Dear Ms. Bibeau: Thank you for agreeing to serve Canadians as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. On Election Day, Canadians chose to continue moving forward. From coast to coast to coast, people chose to invest in their families and communities, create good middle class jobs and fight climate change while keeping our economy strong and […] Read more

The grand champion Limousin female was the entry of Double B Cattle Co of Unity, Sask.  Named DBCC Fool’s Gold 2F, this 2018 female is the daughter of Greenwood Canadian Impact ET from Greenwood Livestock, Lloydminster. This bull was Supreme champion at Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition Supreme in 2017. Owner Kendra Hewson is at the halter.  | Barbara Duckworth photo

Grand champion breeds grand champions

REGINA – A pair of 2019 Grand Champion Limousin cattle at Agribition are the product of one Supreme Champion bull from two seasons ago. In a first time event for the big livestock show in Regina, a breed female champ and a bull champ in the same year are the progeny of an Agribition overall […] Read more

Ag Notes

Woman receives leadership award Lillie Ann Morris has won this year’s leadership award from the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association. Originally from a crop and dairy farm in Kentucky, Morris worked in farm media sales with Farm Business Communications. In 1994, she co-founded AgRelations Inc., an agri-marketing consulting company. She has been the principal in […] Read more


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