Police manage a crowd of demonstrators during an appearance by federal Transport Minister Jean-Luc Pepin in Edmonton in February 1983. The government was planning to change the Crowsnest Freight Rate, which didn’t sit well with producers.  |  File photo

From the Archives: Plant breeder studies frost damage effects

The Western Producer takes a weekly look at some of the stories that made headlines in issues of the paper from 75, 50, 25 and 10 years ago. 75 years ago: June 18, 1942 J.G. Clark, who had been Sask-atchewan’s livestock commissioner for 25 years, was appointed Canada’s agriculture commissioner in Great Britain. He replaced […] Read more



Kurtis Buhr does farm chores near Raymore, Sask., in April 1983.  |  File photo

From the Archives: Port shipping logjam blamed on elevators

The Western Producer takes a weekly look at some of the stories that made headlines in issues of the paper from 75, 50, 25 and 10 years ago. 75 years ago: June 4, 1942 Members of Parliament accused the Wartime Prices and Trade Board’s price control measures of hurting farmers. Thomas Reid, a Liberal MP […] Read more

Hugh McVicar of Colonsay, Sask., filled up the seeder in May 1980.  |  File photo

From the Archives: Parliament teeters on brink of riot

The Western Producer takes a weekly look at some of the stories that made headlines in issues of the paper from 75, 50, 25 and 10 years ago. 75 years ago: May 28, 1942 The cost of living for Canadian farm families increased 2.1 percent between the fall of 1941 and the spring of 1942. […] Read more