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

The partnership will provide both parties with radar-based hail maps and ground-truth hail reports to improve the accuracy of the hail-storm loss estimates. | File photo

Hail project Shares data

Co-op Hail Insurance and Weatherlogics have partnered in a hailstorm data-sharing project that will bring improved awareness, reporting, and damage assessment for hailstorm events that affect crops. Weatherlogics will use its advanced hailstorm monitoring and forecasting, which will help bring improved situational awareness for hail events. Its storm analysis will aid Co-op Hail in claims, […] Read more


Students and faculty in the college’s Crooks School of Transportation will be provided with access to Navistar International Corp. and its International dealer network’s Tech Empowerment initiative. | Screencap via internationaltrucks.com

College trains for the trades

A new five-year partnership between Lethbridge College and Southland International Trucks will provide trades students with training opportunities, software and equipment. Students and faculty in the college’s Crooks School of Transportation will be provided with access to Navistar International Corp. and its International dealer network’s Tech Empowerment initiative. This initiative supplies institutions with training equipment, […] Read more

Fire has heavily damaged the Green Prairie International forage plant near Lethbridge. | Barb Glen photo

Forage plant heavily damaged by fire

Fire appears to have heavily damaged the Green Prairie International forage plant near Lethbridge. The city of Lethbridge reported via Twitter Wednesday evening that Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services responded to assist and that firefighters from four stations were on scene. Other reports on social media indicate the blaze started late Wednesday afternoon. Smoke was […] Read more

Business briefs

Seedmaster adds new dealership Martin Deerline is the newest addition to SeedMaster’s distribution channel in Alberta. Producers now have access to its equipment throughout the Edmonton region market. SeedMaster will now be available at the following Martin Deerline locations: Westlock, Mayerthorpe, Warburg, Wetaskiwin, Barrhead, and Edmonton. SeedMaster has 18 locations in Alberta. Venture capital fund […] Read more


In October 2020, JBS Foods Canada announced a $2 million investment in Brooks to support the community’s future through the JBS Hometown Strong program. | Screencap via jbsfoodsgroup.com

JBS contributes to local housing

JBS Foods Canada is investing $300,000 to build houses in Brooks, Alta., as part of the Hometown Strong initiative, one of the largest community investment programs of its kind. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta, the funding will help build an affordable duplex in the city. Two local families will have the opportunity […] Read more

In general the study showed that low organic carbon levels and high sand presence were responsible for deficiencies of copper, boron and zinc. | Screencap via lightsource.ca

New research tools uncover more details in prairie soils

Saskatoon researchers, Schoenau, Rahman, Hangs and Peak used the Canadian Light Source synchrotron to look at soil variability for micronutrients. That issue has long been a issue for producers and the study confirmed the need for concern and soil testing, but it also gave soil scientists more information about the relationship of copper, zinc and […] Read more