Saskatchewan Agriculture and Agriculture Canada will spend more than $12 million to support 44 crop-related research projects, government officials announced yesterday in Saskatoon. | Brian Cross photo

VIDEO: More ag research funding announced in Sask.

Saskatchewan Agriculture and Agriculture Canada will spend more than $12 million to support 44 crop-related research projects, government officials announced yesterday in Saskatoon. The money will be distributed through an existing provincial program — the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) — and a newly formed federal-provincial program — the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI). Both programs are […] Read more

Marlene Boersch, managing partner with Mercantile Consulting Venture, advises growers to sell the balance of their old crop wheat at prices of $7.25 per bushel or better but don’t wait too long. | File photo

VIDEO: Wheat outlook promising – Boersch

Marlene Boersch, managing partner with Mercantile Consulting Venture, advises growers to sell the balance of their old crop wheat at prices of $7.25 per bushel or better but don’t wait too long. You can find all our coverage of Crop Production week 2019 here.



Viterra's Kenric Exner says Alberta cattle feeders are using more U.S. corn in feedlot rations when the economics of using corn rather than barley makes sense. | File photo

VIDEO: U.S. corn use becoming more common in Alta. feedlots

Viterra’s Kenric Exner says Alberta cattle feeders are using more U.S. corn in feedlot rations when the economics of using corn rather than barley makes sense.    Exner said U.S. corn is being moved by rail to southern Alberta elevator locations where it is unloaded and trucked to feedlots. You can find all our coverage […] Read more



Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada, presents at CropSphere, 2019. | Robin Booker photo

VIDEO: Pulse quality specifications change

Gordon Bacon, CEO of Pulse Canada, said during his CropSphere presentation that quality specifications for pulses have traditionally been based on size, shape and colour, but the industry must be prepared to meet more complicated specifications for the food ingredients industry. You can find all our coverage of Crop Production week 2019 here.

Marlene Boersch, managing partner with Mercantile Consulting Venture, says oats should be a good crop to grow again in 2019. | Sean Pratt photo

VIDEO: Oats looking good for 2019 – Boersch

Marlene Boersch, managing partner with Mercantile Consulting Venture, says oats should be a good crop to grow again in 2019 and growers should expect prices above $3 per bushel. WP reporter Sean Pratt interviewed Boersch during Crop Production week in Saskatoon. Video of his interview with Boersch can be found below. You can find all […] Read more

DOT Technologies Corp. has brought in Rob Saik as chief executive officer of DOT Ready Retail, a new sales and marketing side of the business. | Robin Booker photo

VIDEO: Agri-Trend founder joins DOT

MARICOPA, Arizona — DOT Technologies Corp. has brought in Rob Saik as chief executive officer of DOT Ready Retail, a new sales and marketing side of the business. DOT is a Saskatchewan-built robotic platform designed to bring autonomous farming to broad acre grain production. “DOT Ready Retail will run in parallel to the DOT manufacturing […] Read more


Among the changes announced today is the Canola Council's decision to stop administering canola performance trials. | Screenshot via canolaperformancetrials.ca

VIDEO: Canola council to reduce extension agronomy

The Canola Council of Canada announced sweeping changes to the organization today at the Canola Industry Meeting in Saskatoon. The main changes are that it is reducing its role in extension agronomy, will no longer be doing market promotion and is restructuring its funding model. Council president Jim Everson told delegates attending the meeting that […] Read more

DeVar Dahl recently led a tour of habitat that supports northern leopard frogs. No frogs were heard or seen Oct. 18 in Magrath, Alta., but the group got a look at prime habitat for the animals.  |  Barb Glen photo

VIDEO: Have leopard frogs changed their spots?

Frogs are a litmus test for the health of riparian areas and efforts are underway to increase populations in Alberta after years of decline

MAGRATH, Alta. — As a youth, DeVar Dahl used to chase and capture northern leopard frogs in ponds in and around his southern Alberta hometown of Magrath, Alta. Later, as a young teacher, he would capture frogs for use in teaching biology classes. But when he revisited those ponds to share the fun of frog […] Read more