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Agriculture News

The latest on agriculture in Moose Jaw and surrounding areas.
Water Agency offers flexible drainage options to farmers

Water Agency offers flexible drainage options to farmers

"In most parts of this province we still have more than 50 per cent of the sloughs. We still have an opportunity to get it right"
Grain commission to cover most Ilta Grain cash owed farmers

Grain commission to cover most Ilta Grain cash owed farmers

Farmers will be paid under a Canadian Grain Commission program to guard against dealer losses
ICDC irrigation trials seek higher profit crops

ICDC irrigation trials seek higher profit crops

One trial had three varieties of potato with plans to harvest small potatoes that fetch a premium price of $1.10 a kilo compared to 22 cents a kilo for regular table potatoes
Feedlot developer describes delays in getting operation approved

Feedlot developer describes delays in getting operation approved

It took five years for Namaka Farms to get approval for its project
Concerns surface on collection of irrigation levy

Concerns surface on collection of irrigation levy

The levy will compensate for a phased-in reduction of $100,000 from the Ministry of Agriculture
Saskatchewan dill pickles coming to Co-op grocery system

Saskatchewan dill pickles coming to Co-op grocery system

The cucumbers are currently being taste tested before canning
Canadian canola, durum production declined this harvest

Canadian canola, durum production declined this harvest

Poor harvest weather reduced quality and prices of this year’s crop
Feds working on developments to double irrigation in Saskatchewan

Feds working on developments to double irrigation in Saskatchewan

It is said that Saskatchewan’s untapped irrigation can help feed nine billion people by 2050
European farmers doing better than Canada in CETA deal

European farmers doing better than Canada in CETA deal

Under CETA, Europe’s share of farm exports has increased while Canada’s share has declined since 2017
Bin-saved seed as good as certified product

Bin-saved seed as good as certified product

The Irrigation Crop Development Centre (ICDC) performed wheat yield trials comparing bin saved seed with certified seed