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




In an interview with The Western Producer March 29, International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr said Canada will press the scientific approach to Chinese officials to resolve the canola dispute, but opportunities have recently opened up in other parts of Asia with the enactment of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership with 10 Asian countries. | Michael Raine photo

VIDEO: Feds look to replace lost canola sales to China

Canada is reaching out to other countries to determine if they will increase imports of Canadian canola amidst the Chinese embargo, says International Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr. In an interview with The Western Producer March 29, Carr said Canada will press the scientific approach to Chinese officials to resolve the canola dispute, but opportunities […] Read more


Before the recent dispute between Canada and China grain traders forecasted China could purchase two million tonnes of Canadian peas this crop year, up from the previous high of 1.3 million tonnes. | Robin Booker photo

UPDATE: No Chinese restriction on Canadian wheat, peas, flax imports

UPDATED – 1110 CST, March 25, 2019 – Canadian government and industry, agriculture and trade officials, say there is officially no abnormal restriction on agricultural product exports to China, with the exception of canola seed. The Canadian Agriculture and Food Trade Association and the federal Minister of Agriculture confirm that the restrictions are only on […] Read more

Jim Everson of the Canola Council of Canada

China stops buying Canadian canola

China has expanded its restriction on buying canola from one company to all Canadian exporters, says Canola Council of Canada president Jim Everson. The move follows a decision by Chinese officials earlier this month to stop buying canola from Richardson International, Canada’s largest grain company. The canola council posted a notice on its website on […] Read more