It's been a busy year on www.producer.com. Here's a look at some of the most popular stories on our site during 2020.

Most popular stories on producer.com for 2020

It’s been a record-setting year for traffic on the Western Producer’s website, www.producer.com. We’ve tracked more than 5 million pageviews on the site in the past year, and we’ve still got a little more than a week to go. Here are the top 10 stories on our site for 2020: 10. Online auction shatters record […] Read more

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Grain B-train struck by train in Sask.

A North Battleford, Sask., farmer escaped injury when his B-train was struck by a Canadian National Railway train November 25. Rocky Omelchenko had just dropped off a load of “so-so” wheat and was about to cross the highway when the accident occurred. “It all happened pretty quick,” said Omelchenko. “I thought I was far enough […] Read more

Rocky Omelchenko had just dropped off a load of

Train hits grain truck in Sask.

A North Battleford, Sask., farmer escaped injury when his B-train was struck by a Canadian National Railway train yesterday. Rocky Omelchenko had just dropped off a load of “so-so” wheat and was about to cross the highway when the accident occurred. “It all happened pretty quick,” said Omelchenko. “I thought I was far enough across […] Read more


Percy Schmeiser of Bruno, Sask., gained fame in the 1990s as the man who fought a prolonged legal battle against Monsanto over the use of one of its flagship products, Roundup Ready canola. | File photo

Sask. farmer fought Monsanto in court

One of Canada’s most widely known farmers died Oct. 13 at the age of 89. Percy Schmeiser of Bruno, Sask., gained fame in the 1990s as the man who fought a prolonged legal battle against Monsanto over the use of one of its flagship products, Roundup Ready canola. Monsanto sued Schmeiser, claiming he had planted […] Read more

Percy Schmeiser of Bruno, Sask., gained fame in the 1990s as the man who fought a prolonged legal battle against Monsanto over the use of one of its flagship products, Roundup Ready canola. | File photo

Well-known Sask. farmer, Percy Schmeiser, dies

One of Canada’s most widely known farmers died Oct. 13 at the age of 89. Percy Schmeiser of Bruno, Sask., gained fame in the 1990s as the man who fought a prolonged legal battle against Monsanto over the use of one of its flagship products, Roundup Ready canola. Monsanto sued Schmeiser, claiming he had planted […] Read more


The Kindersley Fire and Rescue Brigade responded about 10:45 p.m., followed by fire departments from Eatonia, Kerrobert and Oyen. Marengo is located about 45 kilometres from Kindersley, Sask.
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Elevator destroyed by fire

A large grain elevator in the western Saskatchewan village of Marengo was destroyed by fire on the night of Oct. 8. The Kindersley Fire and Rescue Brigade responded about 10:45 p.m., followed by fire departments from Eatonia, Kerrobert and Oyen. Marengo is located about 45 kilometres from Kindersley, Sask. The blaze was declared under control […] Read more

A state of emergency was declared for the surrounding Rural Municipality of Milton No 292, which remains in effect. | Screencap via kindersleysocial.ca

Evacuation lifted after elevator fire

UPDATED: October 9, 2020 – 15:25 CST – A large grain elevator in the western Saskatchewan village of Marengo was destroyed by fire on the night of Oct. 8. The Kindersley Fire and Rescue Brigade responded about 10:45 pm, followed by fire departments from Eatonia, Kerrobert and Oyen. Marengo is located about 45 kilometres from […] Read more

The dual-title position of applied research lead at Discovery Farm and agriculture research chair at Sask Polytech is held by Blake Weiseth, who has been with both organizations for two years. | Glacier FarmMedia photo

GFM, Sask Polytech partner on research

Glacier FarmMedia and Saskatchewan Polytechnic have established a new position to co-ordinate applied research projects at GFM’s Discovery Farm west of Langham, Sask. The dual-title position of applied research lead at Discovery Farm and agriculture research chair at Sask Polytech is held by Blake Weiseth, who has been with both organizations for two years. Weiseth […] Read more


Citing travel restrictions by corporations that would impede exhibitor participation and attendance, show organizers said in a statement earlier today that cancelling was a difficult decision. | Screenca via agri-trade.com

Agri-Trade backs away from November show

The Agri-Trade Equipment Expo has cancelled its 2020 show, which was to be held Nov. 11-13 in Red Deer. Citing travel restrictions by corporations that would impede exhibitor participation and attendance, show organizers said in a statement earlier today that cancelling was a difficult decision. Despite COVID-19, they had announced earlier this month that the […] Read more

Farmfair cancelled in Edmonton

Farmfair International has been cancelled this year. The organizers announced today that they would be cancelling the Nov. 11-15 farm show in Edmonton because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “As one of the premier agricultural events in the country, the decision to cancel Farmfair is an incredibly unfortunate one,” said Northlands president and chief executive officer […] Read more