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The latest on agriculture in Moose Jaw and surrounding areas.
$40 million allocated to cope with increased ag exports, imports

$40 million allocated to cope with increased ag exports, imports

Funds will be used for responses to cases of plant and animal diseases and for more frequent inspections of the industry
Alberta farmers get break on insurance premiums

Alberta farmers get break on insurance premiums

The province has reduced premiums by 20 per cent for 2021
Province’s ag exports rose 31 per cent last year over 2019, data shows

Province’s ag exports rose 31 per cent last year over 2019, data shows

Saskatchewan produced $16.9 billion in agricultural exports last year, an increase of 31 per cent from 2019 and a new high for the province
Thunder Bay port grain shipments set record

Thunder Bay port grain shipments set record

The port handled 9.2 million tonnes of grain last year
Facility uses food waste for animal food from insects

Facility uses food waste for animal food from insects

Enterra Corporation of Calgary has received a $6 million federal grant to build a plant to raise insects for animal feed
Early spring runoff report shows below normal snowmelt potential in southern Sask.

Early spring runoff report shows below normal snowmelt potential in southern Sask.

The Water Security Agency is predicting a well below normal level of runoff this spring for the Moose Jaw region
Digital technology coming to Canadian agriculture in waves

Digital technology coming to Canadian agriculture in waves

Telus is looking to expand the use of technology on farms in Canada
Grain Act changes to clear up farmer responsibilities

Grain Act changes to clear up farmer responsibilities

Farmers will have to know if they are dealing with a licensed grain merchant, and will be unable to make a claim if the merchant is unlicensed
Sask., federal governments announce $7.5 million in funding for livestock research

Sask., federal governments announce $7.5 million in funding for livestock research

The Saskatchewan Agriculture Fund will receive $7.5 million in funding from the provincial and federal governments this year for livestock research
Researcher discusses community benefits of irrigation expansion

Researcher discusses community benefits of irrigation expansion

For every $1 invested in irrigation, $1.44 in production happens; $3.53 in household income is created; and $4.49 is added to GDP