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Many believe that the newly announced mill in Manitoba is a sign that the growing demand for the inherent qualities of oats will finally end up in tangible, farmgate demand.  |  File photo

VIDEO: New mill may bode well for future of oats on the Prairies

Farmers might not have been feeling it much, but the world wants their oats. And it’s going to want more and more in the future as “healthy” foods take over more of the consumer marketplace. That’s what’s behind a new oats mill announced for Winnipeg, some oat players say. “Putting a mill in the heart […] Read more


“We really believe we’re in a unique space where we’re partnering with producers in primary production, processing, distribution, and then ultimately to get products on the grocery shelves,” said Ron Healey, FCL’s vice-president of ag and consumer business.
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VIDEO: Federated Co-op helps grow Sask. food centre

Pecks of prairie-grown pickles will soon roll off the production line at the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre in Saskatoon. It’s part of a $500,000 push by Federated Co-op to support the growing food manufacturing industry in the province. The initiative was announced Oct. 2, at the start of Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan. “We really […] Read more





Goats have been conscripted to help control invasive leafy spurge in the City of Lethbridge’s river valley.  |  Barb Glen photo

VIDEO: Goats offer another city weed control option

Using goats to control weeds is called a great option for urban parks, but those involved say there are definitely challenges

Seeing a goat chewing vigorously on a leafy spurge blossom in its mouth brings a smile to Jackie Cardinal’s face. The invasive weed is a problem in riverside parks within the City of Lethbridge, and Cardinal, the city’s parks natural resource co-ordinator, is pleased to see that goats are now among the control measures. “For […] Read more

A helicopter capture team is one of the methods used to eradicate wild pigs on the Prairies.  |  Ryan Brook photo

VIDEO: Initiatives aim to root out wild pigs

An approach called the Moose Mountain strategy hinges on identifying a group of pigs and killing every single member


Bob Brickley’s team has pored over aerial surveillance data, drawn up a detailed plan of attack and possesses extensive knowledge of their target’s behaviour. War games? A Call of Duty video game scenario? Nope. Brickley of the Moose Mountain eradication team has outlined these as key factors to success in bringing down the population of […] Read more

VIDEO: CanolaPalooza19 – Saskatchewan edition

Saskatchewan CanolaPalooza was held July 9, 2019, at the Ag Canada Research Station near Saskatoon. Here are some videos of a few of the event’s features: Warren Ward of the Canola Council of Canada describes a fertilizer placement demonstration trial and provides advice on the dangers of placing fertilizer in the seed row.    Barb […] Read more


Ryan Konynenbelt won the Canadian title earlier this month in competition held as part of the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual convention.
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VIDEO: Alberta auctioneer named Canadian champion

The key to being a good livestock auctioneer is simple, according to Canadian Livestock Auctioneer champion Ryan Konynenbelt. “There is no secret. Just do what you love to do.” He won the Canadian title earlier this month in competition held as part of the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual convention. The Nobleford, Alta., resident […] Read more

Georgia Dale, left, helps Rudy Barrios and Luke Smith with an art project using media collected along Pincher Creek.  |  Barb Glen photo

VIDEO: Alberta students attend school on the creek

Day on the Creek teaches about environment, wildlife, habitat and the history and culture of the Pincher Creek area

PINCHER CREEK, Alta. — On an ordinary day, the path along Pincher Creek, from which the town gets its name, is a quiet place; ideal for a contemplative stroll to commune with nature. For six hours, Day on the Creek changes that. It’s a day to teach students about environment, wildlife, habitat and the history […] Read more