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Four ways to help protect your farm from fire

Whether it’s close to home or across an ocean, fire hasn’t been far from the news this summer. This year has been average in terms of fire risk on the Prairies, says Mike Flannigan, professor of wildland fire and the director of the western partnership for wildland fire science at the University of Alberta. But[...]
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Sask. harvest reaches 82 per cent, weather, wildlife seen damaging crops

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 15

Although wet and cool weather conditions last week continued to delay harvest in much of the province, many producers are back in the field or will be soon. Eighty-two per cent of the crop is now in the bin, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report, up from 78 per cent last week but behind[…]
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2018 weather—just part of cycle

Maybe there is climate change, but farmers figure this really isn’t out of the ordinary

Many farmers across Western Canada are counting on October to be a decent harvest month after combines in many areas came to a screeching halt about mid-September as daily rain showers, snow flurries and in some cases snowfall terminated what had largely been a hot, dry summer. But producers contacted in late September for this[…]
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AgriRecovery offered for B.C. wildfire costs

British Columbia ranchers and farmers who lost pasture or cropland or had to move livestock out of the path of wildfires this year may be eligible for AgriRecovery funding. The federal and B.C. governments on Thursday announced a new AgriRecovery program worth up to $5 million to help defray “extraordinary costs incurred” due to wildfires[...]
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Sask. harvest slowed by rain and snow

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 1

Wet and cool weather continues to slow harvest operations in much of the province, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. Seventy-three per cent of the crop is now in the bin, slightly behind the five-year (2013-2017) average of 78 per cent for this time of year. Twenty per cent of the crop is swathed[…]
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