The Saskatchewan environment ministry, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, is promoting the CWD testing program throughout the province. | File photo

Sask. hunters urged to test heads for CWD

The program uses deer, elk, moose and caribou heads that are submitted for chronic wasting disease testing

Saskatchewan hunters are being urged this hunting season to submit the heads of all deer, elk, moose and caribou carcasses for chronic wasting disease testing. The Saskatchewan environment ministry, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, is promoting the CWD testing program throughout the province. In particular, hunters in high-priority wildlife management zones 9, 10, […] Read more

Instead of directing their anger at U.S. President Donald Trump, dozens of farmers interviewed recently blasted the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other Washington institutions they believe are thwarting his true agenda.  | REUTERS/Carlos Barria photo

U.S. president escapes growing farmer anger

Grievances pile up in farming country, but it’s the federal bureaucracy that is getting the blame for Trump’s policies

ROCHESTER, Minn./CHICAGO (Reuters) — American farmers helped elect U.S. President Donald Trump in 2016 on hopes he would shake up Washington and turn around a struggling agricultural economy. Since then, many of his policies have actually stung farmers, notably his trade war with China and biofuel waivers for oil refiners. Many farmers are angry, and […] Read more

Twenty “artist’s proof” editions were made of The Last Great Buffalo Wagon Trek as well as 200 limited edition prints, but Bison Producers of Alberta has lost track of the original.  | Linda Sautner photo

Bison producers hunt for wagon trek painting

It’s a bit of a bison mystery. An original oil painting created after a wagon trek held in 2000, in conjunction with the International Bison Conference, has gone missing. The Last Great Buffalo Wagon Trek, a 48 by 30-inch oil painting by Wayne LaLiberte, once hung in a Leduc, Alta., boardroom shared by the Bison […] Read more


Justin Trudeau’s Liberals also promise tax changes to ease intergenerational farm transfer, more assistance for exporters, no reintroduction of the long-gun registry, and full support for supply managed farmers and processors.  |  Robert Arnason photo

Liberals plan to change Farm Credit Canada

Party’s election platform includes commitment to turn FCC into a single service point for all parts of the food economy 


The Liberal plan to expand and rename Farm Credit Canada poses more questions than answers. The party platform’s Investing in Rural Success section includes a promise to streamline services and increase investments to help make Canada the second-largest exporter of agricultural products by 2025. “We will merge exiting financial and advisory services currently scattered between […] Read more

Agricultural exporters to Europe say the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement has not lived up to its promise, but they hope the technical barriers can be resolved.  |  File photo

CETA frustrates ag exporters

This summer, French politicians spent many hours defending the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union. The French National Assembly ratified the trade deal in late July and politicians, at least those in the governing party, spoke in favour of the deal and the economic value to France. But some of […] Read more


“We really believe we’re in a unique space where we’re partnering with producers in primary production, processing, distribution, and then ultimately to get products on the grocery shelves,” said Ron Healey, FCL’s vice-president of ag and consumer business.
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VIDEO: Federated Co-op helps grow Sask. food centre

Pecks of prairie-grown pickles will soon roll off the production line at the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre in Saskatoon. It’s part of a $500,000 push by Federated Co-op to support the growing food manufacturing industry in the province. The initiative was announced Oct. 2, at the start of Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan. “We really […] Read more

Corn futures saw the largest immediate reaction at the Chicago Board of Trade, as average yields were unexpectedly raised to 168.4 bushels per acre from 168.2 bu/ac in the September World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. | File photo

Grains drop, soybeans firm following USDA WASDE report

Winnipeg (MarketsFarm) – Monthly supply/demand data from the United States Department of Agriculture was supportive for soybean prices but bearish for corn and wheat, with adjustments to yields and harvested acres providing a number of surprises. Corn futures saw the largest immediate reaction at the Chicago Board of Trade, as average yields were unexpectedly raised […] Read more

CCA unveils wish list for new federal gov’t

Canada’s cattle producers have a wish list for a new federal government. It focuses on economic, environmental and social benefits for the country. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association produced a document for candidates detailing six main recommendations that would help the beef industry grow and continue to be a key economic contributor. The CCA says the […] Read more


Saudi links to G3 Canada questioned

A grain company leader is urging farmers and the media to dig into the financing of one of his rivals, which is partly owned by a Saudi Arabian entity. “The farmers need a reckoning for their investment (in G3, the grain company created in 2015.) The farmers are part-owners of this company,” said Andrew Paterson, […] Read more

B.C. deer head submissions mandatory

Hunters in British Columbia’s Kootenay region are required to submit deer heads for testing of chronic wasting disease following the discovery of nine cases along the Montana border. From Sept. 1-Nov. 30 heads of mule and white-tailed deer caught in the wildlife management units of 4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4, 4-5, 4-6, 4-7 along the southern […] Read more