A Saskatchewan reunion was held at Expo 86 in Vancouver in May 1986.  |  File photo

From the Archives: Crow’s Nest Pass gets federal protection

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: Jan. 29, 1942 Four hundred Saskatchewan residents planned to board two trains for Ottawa Jan. 30 so that they could deliver a 184,000 name […] Read more

The calf sale in Mankota, Sask., was in full swing in October 1979.  |  File photo

From the Archives: Wartime board curtails farm machinery access

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: Jan. 22, 1942 The Wartime Prices and Trade Board announced regulations limiting the amount of farm machinery and parts that could be manufactured in […] Read more



John Nowoselsky, manager of the Termuende Research Ranch near Lanigan, Sask., shows producers clover silage during a field day at the facility in the spring of 1983.  |  File photo

From the Archives: U.S. challenges CWB wheat export practices

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: Jan. 8, 1942 Efforts continued at a feverish pace in the Saskatchewan countryside as the Jan. 10 deadline loomed for signing petitions that demanded […] Read more




Gordon Wailing of Young, Sask., was forced to water his cattle from a nearby slough using buckets in this undated photo after a storm knocked out power in the area.  |  File photo

From the Archives: Manitoba farmers vote to strike

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: Dec. 18, 1941 The Canadian Wheat Board’s decision to fix the prices of barley and flax at 64 3/4 cents and $1.64, respectively, prompted […] Read more


Firefighters battle a blaze at the University of Saskatchewan’s dairy barn in November 1983.  |  File photo

From the Archives: 1991 year of losses throughout industry

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: Dec. 11, 1941 Saskatchewan Wheat Pool’s petition demanding a better federal agricultural policy was reported to be collecting 300 to 400 signatures per shipping […] Read more

Frances Birnie printed out a soil analysis sheet at the University of Saskatchewan’s soil testing laboratory in October 1976. The sheets were now being prepared by computer, and the new system was expected to hasten the return of information to the producer and take some of the pressure off staff during the peak soil testing period.  |  File photo

From the Archives: Prairie farmers planned Ottawa trek

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. The Manitoba Federation of Agriculture threw its support behind the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool’s campaign to send a large delegation to Ottawa armed with a petition demanding a […] Read more