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


Jay Bradshaw, James Halford, Bryan Harvey and Douglas Hedley have been inducted into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. | photo by greenhousecanada.com

Four new members join Ag Hall of Fame

Jay Bradshaw, James Halford, Bryan Harvey and Douglas Hedley are the latest inductees into the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The four men are recognized for their leadership, influence and innovative ideas that have significantly improved Canadian agriculture. This year’s induction ceremony in November was cancelled due to COVID-19, but the inductees will be formally […] Read more

Show organizers announced today that the gates cannot open safely to more than 30,000 visitors because of the risk of COVID-19. | File photo

COVID-19 forces Ag in Motion to go digital

Ag in Motion will be a digital event July 21-25. Show organizers announced today that the gates cannot open safely to more than 30,000 visitors because of the risk of COVID-19. Safety is the number one concern for everyone involved with the annual agricultural show, guests and staff alike said Rob O’Connor, Ag in Motion […] Read more


Fire crews and police clean up canola spilled onto Hwy 23 just east of the High River overpass Monday. | Mike Sturk photo

Accident results in canola spill

High River, Alta. – Fire crews and police were called to an accident near High River May 4. The first responders helped clean up canola spilled onto Hwy 23 just east of the High River overpass after an eastbound truck flipped onto its side after exiting Hwy 2 onto the ramp for Hwy 23. There […] Read more

On March 30, the governments of Saskatchewan and Canada announced that the deadline to apply for crop insurance or to reinstate, cancel or make changes to crop insurance contracts has been extended to April 13. | Twitter/@PremierScottMoe graphic

Sask. extends crop insurance deadline

Saskatchewan farmers will have an extra two weeks to finalize their crop insurance plans this spring. On March 30, the governments of Saskatchewan and Canada announced that the deadline to apply for crop insurance or to reinstate, cancel or make changes to crop insurance contracts has been extended to April 13. Extending the crop insurance […] Read more

WP “NoCOZone” stories

There’s a great deal of news coverage of the current #COVID-19 pandemic. You won’t find any of that here. For your enjoyment we’ve pulled together some of our favourite stories from past months and years that feature you, our readers. Stories of your life “on the farm.” It’s our hope these stories will distract you, […] Read more


COVID-19 resources for producers

The Western Producer has compiled the following resources so readers can get the most up-to-date-information available on the COVID-19 pandemic. WP coverage of #COVID19 can be found below. This page will be updated daily. Saskatchewan Government of Saskatchewan online Self-Assessment Tool – use the self-assessment tool as a first step to determine if you may […] Read more

Farm Credit Canada will receive support from the Government of Canada that will allow for an additional $5 billion in lending capacity to producers, agribusinesses, and food processors. | Screencap via CPAC.ca

$5 billion in loans for farmers, ag businesses facing COVID-19 hardship

Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced important new measures to support farmers and agri-food businesses in Canada facing financial hardship due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Farm Credit Canada will receive support from the Government of Canada that will allow for an additional $5 billion in lending capacity to producers, agribusinesses, and food […] Read more