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Major machinery brands win engineer awards at Agritechnica

Deere, AGCO, CNH take home technology accolades

Agritechnica, the world’s largest farm machinery show, is held every two years in Hannover, Germany, and part of the event includes a competition that allows manufacturers to vie for some prestigious engineering awards. Gold and silver medals are awarded for new advancements in equipment design that are truly significant. How significant is what determines whether […] Read more

Weather co-operates to see Sask. harvest resume

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending September 16

Warm weather and wind has allowed combining to resume, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.  Twenty-three per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 18 per cent last week, still well behind the five-year (2014-2018) average of 50 per cent for this time of year. Thirty-six per cent of the […] Read more

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Food, farming not expected to be big election issues

Canadians don’t think that food and agriculture will be a significant issue in the current federal election. A survey conducted Sept. 9 and released Tuesday by Angus Reid Global with the support of Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab shows 31 per cent of Canadians believe food and agriculture will be a prime electoral issue during […] Read more

How the farm sector can mitigate losses from global trade wars

APAS proposes a federally funded Trade Mitigation Program for Canadian grain farmers

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has become increasingly concerned about global trade action. The Canadian grain industry is an export oriented, trade-exposed sector. All Canadian grain farmers have been financially hurt by the current “Trump/China Trade War.” China has targeted Canadian canola and soybean exports, but trade action is affecting other commodities as […] Read more

Sask. producers plug away to make harvest progress

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending September 9

Despite rainfall and cool weather producers were able to make some harvest progress this week, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Eighteen per cent of the crop is now in the bin, up from 11 per cent last week but well behind the five-year (2014-2018) average of 43 per cent for this time of […] Read more

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Ag minister returned, ag critic downed in Manitoba vote

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives easily kept their agriculture minister while hanging onto a marginally slimmer majority government in Tuesday’s provincial election. Ralph Eichler, the Tories’ ag minister since 2016 and the MLA for the Interlake-area constituency of Lakeside since 2003, defeated New Democrat challenger Dan Rugg of Elie on Tuesday night by a spread of 4,340 […] Read more

FCC to offer flexibility in hurricane-battered areas

Farm Credit Canada says it plans to help its farmer clients in Atlantic Canada work around financial pressures following Hurricane Dorian’s passage through the region over the weekend. “We won’t know the full extent of damage for some time, but we’ve already heard that some customers will likely be facing some financial hardship as a […] Read more

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