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Sask Wheat directors elected Sask Wheat has elected four directors to serve for the next four years. Bill Gehl of Regina, the most recent chair of the development commission, was re-elected, as was Ken Rosaasen, who farms near Preeceville. Both have served on the board since 2014. Joining them are newcomers Brett Halstead from Nokomis […] Read more


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Egg Farmers of Canada recognized Egg Farmers of Canada has been named by Waterstone Human Capital as one of Canada’s most admired corporate cultures. It marks the second consecutive year that the Ottawa-based organization of 58 employees has been recognized for a culture that enhances performance and helps sustain Canada’s egg industry. The organization has also […] Read more


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Sustainable agriculture research receives funding The University of British Columbia will receive $1.8 million in federal funding to determine carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions and develop beneficial management practices for increasing the efficiency of fertilizer use in blueberry, potato and forage crops. The research team will use state-of-the-art instrumentation and automated measurement techniques to […] Read more



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Manitoba Canola Growers board acclaimed Manitoba Canola Growers’ directors election has been decided by acclamation. With four board positions up for election and only four nominations submitted, no election was required for this year’s election. Nominees include Chuck Fossay from Starbuck, Curtis McRae of Selkirk, John Sandborn from Benito and Pam Bailey of Dacotah. Sandborn […] Read more


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Livestock genetic exports receive funding  The Canadian Livestock Genetics Association is receiving $3 million in federal funding to help exporters develop and expand new markets for Canadian livestock genetics. The focus of the project will be on exports of dairy, sheep and goat genetics, which in 2016 generated more than $150 million. The not-for-profit association […] Read more



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Remove snow on trees It’s that time of year when a sudden heavy snowfall can damage new trees and shrubs. Most spruces, pines and firs have flexible branches and shed snow relatively easily, but coniferous trees often have their tops broken by heavy snow. Trees with a narrow vertical crown, like Swedish poplar, junipers and […] Read more


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Cattle producers make food bank donation The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is well on its way to meeting its goal of donating 10,000 pounds of packaged ground beef. The SSGA donated 3,000 lb. to food banks on World Food Day Oct. 16, which increased its total to 4,000 lb. Saskatchewan ranchers donated 8,500 lb. of […] Read more


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Support for value-added The federal government is investing $330,000 in the Saskatchewan Lean Improvements in Manufacturing (SLIM) program. The funding will go to Rebellion Brewing of Regina to expand the company’s brewing capacity and add exterior grain storage, as well as a canning system. AGT Food and Ingredients in Regina will also receive infrastructure investment […] Read more



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DeLaval supports 4-H dairy youth DeLaval has donated C$18,200 to the National 4-H Council in support of the National 4-H Dairy Conference during their 2017 World Dairy Expo event. The money is designed to improve programs and leadership opportunities for 4-H youth in the coming year. The 2017 donation was increased by more than $3,000 […] Read more


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SaskBarley board The three positions up for election on the SaskBarley Development Commission’s board of directors have been filled by the three incumbents: Jason Skotheim of Saskatoon, Brent Johnson of Strasbourg and Allen Kuhlmannof Vanguard. All three directors have been serving on the board since SaskBarley’s first elected board took office in January 2014. Award […] Read more