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Category: Western Canada

Trade minister says CPTPP will be among first things House debates

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 17, 2018

Jim Carr, International Trade Diversification Minister, Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Federal Trade Diversification Minister Jim Carr was in Saskatoon last week for the federal Liberal caucus meeting. Carr and Mary Ng, Minister of...Read more »

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HyLife Foods announces new feed mill, processing expansion at Neepawa

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 14, 2018

HyLife’s flagship processing plant at Neepawa, Man.

Canada’s largest hog production company, with support from the Government of Manitoba, has announced a major new build in western Manitoba. HyLife...Read more »

Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives names new general manager

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 11, 2018

Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives (MBFI) has named Mary-Jane Orr as its new general manager. Orr will oversee all aspects of the three MBFI...Read more »

Pulse School: Dry bean production under irrigation

By: Dale Leftwich

September 10, 2018

Pinto beans

Dry beans are not too common on the western plains but they do have a nice fit in certain areas. One of those areas is the Riverhurst irrigation...Read more »

Funding renewed for Saskatchewan’s fight against Johne’s disease

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 10, 2018

Photo by Lance Cheung, CC 2.0.

In an effort to continue to reduce the potential spread of Johne’s Disease, the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) has announced...Read more »

Wheat School: Smart(phone) help for cereal aphid scouting

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 6, 2018

Tyler Wist, research scientist, field crop entomology, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada greenhouse, Saskatoon, SK

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) has, until now, never developed an app. Until now, that is, with the launch of a new app called CAM. The...Read more »

Port of Churchill sold to group that includes AGT Food & Ingredients

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 4, 2018

(courtesy Port of Churchill)

The Port of Churchill and the rail line leading up to it have been sold to a group that includes Saskatchewan based pulse and specialty crop exporter...Read more »

Saskatchewan shutting down livestock loan guarantee program

By: RealAgriculture News Team

September 4, 2018

The Saskatchewan government has confirmed it will be shutting down its Livestock Loan Guarantee (LLG) program. The province cites a continued decline...Read more »

Pulse School: Harvest timing tips for a successful faba bean harvest

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 4, 2018

Faba beans seem to grow forever. They don’t, but their days to maturity are about five days longer than most varieties of wheat, so it feels like...Read more »

Fall weed control strategies after an early harvest

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

September 3, 2018

If you’re talking early weed control, fall is the earliest you can get for next year’s crop. For many, a pre-harvest glyphosate application does...Read more »

Soybean School: Tips to keep soybeans free from volunteer canola

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 30, 2018

Glenda Clezy, Soybeans

When glyphosate-tolerant soybeans made their appearance on the Prairies people were very excited about the crop and the potential for good weed...Read more »

SaskWheat, Alberta Wheat Commision fund major advancements in wheat research

By: RealAgriculture Agronomy Team

August 29, 2018

Wheat shown at the Agriculture Canada green house located in Saskatoon, Sask. (Dale Leftwich/RealAgriculture.)

Recently, there were two big funding announcements with major implications for Canadian wheat growers. Both had significant funding support from...Read more »

Lessons from a decade of field-day hosting

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 27, 2018

Terry Aberhart, Sure Growth field day, Aberhart Farms

Each summer, field days are held all over the agriculture areas of Canada. They provide real insight and hands-on learning for growers under local...Read more »

Measuring water-driven yield potential to make crop management decisions

By: Kelvin Heppner

August 24, 2018

After seed is placed in the ground, the yield potential of a crop is often determined by water availability. If it’s too dry, a grower may decide...Read more »

Manitoba opens up Crown lands for livestock producers facing feed shortage

By: RealAgriculture News Team

August 24, 2018

Livestock producers in Manitoba facing a feed shortage due to dry conditions will be allowed to cut hay and graze animals on Crown land not normally...Read more »