Local Agriculture

Scentless chamomile is continuing to increase in abundance in southwest Saskatchewan. The weed is particularly prominent in the Shaunavon to Dollard region, as well as the city of Swift Current. Although scentless chamomile’s flower may look pretty, landowners need to realize that it is a noxious weed, and needs to be controlled.

Saskatchewan livestock producers have 65 per cent of the 2012 hay crop cut and 42 per cent baled or put into silage, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Ninety-one per cent of the hay crop is rated as good to excellent in quality.

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz sat down with farmers in southeastern Alberta July 10 to get their input on agriculture policies and to let them know about the many ways the Harper Government is creating growth and economic prosperity. Member of Parliament LaVar Payne (Medicine Hat) hosted the roundtable discussion.

Monsanto Canada July 10 will host farmers, retail customers and other key industry stakeholders at the official Grand Opening of its expanded DEKALB(R) canola seed processing plant - home to Monsanto's North American hybrid canola seed production and manufacturing business.

Friday, 22 June 2012 13:45

New projects get some help from ADOPT

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June 22, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced nearly $550,000 in new funding through the Agricultural Demonstration of Practices and Technologies Program (ADOPT). Sixty-six producer-led projects will receive funding to promote the adoption of new technologies and production methods to benefit Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers.

It looks as though the province of Alberta will be getting an all-wheat commission.

It was a good day for Rayanne Becker from the Borderline Beef Club.

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