Alta. changes perennial forage insurance

Changes to perennial forage insurance for 2020 have been implemented by Alberta’s Agriculture Financial Services Corp. In response to industry feedback, AFSC has recalculated historical pasture normal yields for 2020, resulting in increased coverage. It has also updated methods of determining price options “to better reflect feed replacement cost in the event of a loss,” […] Read more

Ag Day in Canada – 2020

Ag Day in Canada – 2020

It’s Ag Day in Canada and a great time to look back at some of the people and issues that shape our agricultural sector in this nation. Food and agriculture in Canada is a multi-billion dollar annual business, but it’s a lot more. Farmers oversee Canada’s vast rural land resource suited for food production. The […] Read more

The sale means FarmLink, which provides grain marketing services in Western Canada, will use Ag Exchange's CXN360 technology when working with clients. | Screencap via

FarmLink sells brokerage service

FarmLink Marketing Solutions has sold its brokerage department to the Ag Exchange Group. The sale means FarmLink, which provides grain marketing services in Western Canada, will use Ag Exchange’s CXN360 technology when working with clients. “Rather than trying to reinvent and look for ways to stay relevant in commodity price discovery, partnering with Ag Exchange […] Read more

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

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