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This week’s Cattle Market update provides both some positive and not to so positive numbers for beef producers. Highlights include:

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Precipitation in the last week both helped and hindered Alberta producers. In areas where seeding is complete moisture is helping with development of the crops.

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Saskatchewan Agriculture clients can now access in-person support at its regional offices and the Agriculture Knowledge Centre (AKC). Their team of industry specialists look forward to continuing to serve producers by providing timely agronomic information and advice both remotely and in-person.

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Grow Hope Saskatchewan is proud to announce the launch of our first southern Saskatchewan Grow Hope project. The project, now in its third year, partners with Saskatchewan farmers and donors to help raise money for food security projects around the world through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank …

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There have been some unexpected impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  One of these is the new celebrity status of our Chief Medical Health Officers.  A lot of people who just a few short months ago never even knew every province had a Chief Medical Health Officer are now hanging on to every wor…

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A significant portion of Canadian farmers have had an incident resulting in an injury or close call on their operation, but these accidents don't necessarily change behaviour, according to a recent survey by Farm Credit Canada (FCC).

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AFSC has extended the purchase deadline for Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP) calf insurance until June 18, 2020 and with the recent cattle market volatility, Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) is strongly encouraging producers to consider purchasing insurance to protect prices in …

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For the period May 12 -18 in Saskatchewan, seeding is progressing quickly.

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Methanex, which has a plant in Medicine Hat, says global demand for methanol declined seven per cent in early 2020, but it expects steeper decline in the spring as global trade slows and the price of crude oil remains low.

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In response to COVID-19, the Government of Alberta has created a new Agriculture Training Support Program to help employers in the food supply chain provide necessary training to new Alberta employees.

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The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is raising concerns about disrupted access to cardlocks and rural fuel supplies due to the ongoing labour dispute between Co-op and Unifor. Farmers raised the alarm after a recent picket line made it difficult to access a Co-op si…

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The closures and slowdowns at local meatpacking plants in the past few weeks due to COVID-19 outbreaks have already begun having a downward impact on prices of fat cattle, feeder cattle and cow cull cattle for local ranchers, feedlots and at cattle auction marts.

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 With the pandemic and the public’s taking more of a keen interest on essentials such as where their food comes from and its safety, many in Swift Current and southwest Saskatchewan know the name of Dr. Ron DePauw. DePauw’s experience as the Senior Principal Research Scientist and Senior Pri…

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As Saskatchewan deals with the challenges of COVID-19, it is important to remember to also take care of your mental health. We recognize the challenges facing the agriculture industry and we are here to support producers.

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Customers around the world have begun asking Canada for assurances that our supply chain will remain whole during the COVID-19 pandemic and that Canada will be an ongoing reliable supplier of grain.  These are valid questions that are shared by Canadian consumers.  The lack of flour in most …

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On April 8, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Devin Dreeshen officially recognized agricultural businesses as being essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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As people across the province and country respond to COVID-19, we're here to help Saskatchewan's agriculture industry do the same. The team at the Ministry of Agriculture is here to support you and ensure our supply of safe, healthy food remains uninterrupted. To help with this, we've gather…

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In a statement April 14, the new Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) board said it will “provide essential oversight to ensure the agency’s programs and services are delivered effectively and meet the needs of rural Alberta.”

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Saskatchewan Agriculture reports there are mixed numbers as far as cattle prices but generally, the figures were down. 

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The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling attention to the role that Canadian agriculture can and must play during the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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On March 23, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau approved a Stay of Default for the 2018 Advance Payments Program (APP) affecting farmers with cash advances on field crops, cattle and bison. The announcement includes a 6-month extension of the 2018 Stay of Default for grai…

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·         Saskatchewan feeder steer experienced price declines over the week with price comparisons from all the weight categories from the previous week. Saskatchewan feeder steer prices declined between $25.10 per cwt and $11.07 per cwt over the week. The biggest price declines were in the…