Gillian Flies of The New Farm in Ontario is optimistic that small regenerative practices can have big economic benefits because they could help stem wet and dry spells.  |  the New Farm photo

Is regenerative the next ‘sustainable?’

KELOWNA, B.C. — During a first-of-its kind conference in Kelowna earlier this year, producers, soil health experts and advocates gathered to discuss the future of farming. The First Canadian Summit on Climate Action in Food Systems focused on regenerative agriculture, looking at how farmers can be part of the solution in helping mitigate climate change. […] Read more

Several of the survey’s 45 questions pertain to unintended contact with a glyphosate on the farm, adapting practices to minimize the risk, the percentage of contaminated acres and financial loss incurred. | Screencap via Twitter/@SaskOrganics

Survey asks organic farmers about glyphosate effects

A survey of organic producers is underway to better understand the economic impact glyphosate contamination has on Saskatchewan’s organic sector. “It’s never been done before. In the fall we’ll have a report on the findings in aggregate so that we have some indication of what that dollar figure is,” said Marla Carlson, executive director of […] Read more

Allison Squires and Cody Straza appreciate the freedom to make their own decisions and the rewards of running their own business.  |  Submitted photo

Sask. OYF finalists choose the organics route

The rural lifestyle is important for the young couple, who farm 2,590 acres and custom graze 100 cow/calf pairs

Allison Squires was born in Newfoundland and Labrador and grew up in southern Ontario, but she is now a partner in a thriving farm in southern Saskatchewan. She and her husband, Cody Straza, who were one of the finalists for this year’s Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers program, operate Upland Organics Ltd. near Wood Mountain. “Being […] Read more