Saskatchewan irrigators received good news from government in 2014, but they say more needs to be done.  |  File photo

Irrigation deal saves centre

Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre also seeks international investors

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — Saskatchewan irrigators say a new five-year agreement has saved the province’s irrigation research centre. However, money from other countries will be needed to keep the facility on the leading edge. The Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre (CSIDC) at Outlook was “in peril” when the last agreement expired in 2013, said Saskatchewan Irrigation […] Read more

Camelina sativa is an ancient oilseed crop of the Brassicaceae family. It is native to northern Europe and central Asia. In addition to industrial uses, camelina oil can be used as a cooking oil, in salad dressings, and in spreads and margarines. | File photo

Camelina sativa, mustard get boost from Ottawa

The federal government is investing millions of dollars in two minor oilseed crops. Late last week, federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz announced $3.7 million in funding for a new industrial oilseed that will be used to make lubricants, polymers and other products. “This project will deliver superior, market-ready varieties of camelina sativa to growers across […] Read more