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Topsoil moisture improves in Sask., crop conditions range ‘poor to good’

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending June 17

Some of the areas of the province received rain last week; however, many of the areas in desperate need of moisture received little to no rainfall again. The rain will help to relieve dry soil conditions in the areas where it fell, and encourage germination and growth on cropland, hay land, and pasture. The amount […] Read more

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Prairie drought reaches tipping point

MarketsFarm — The Prairie provinces have been under the influence of a large ridge of high pressure for a number of weeks, which has produced prolonged dryness with little precipitation. That high pressure system has pushed low-pressure, precipitation-carrying systems to the south, where the U.S. Midwest has already received significant rain. Environment Canada estimated the […] Read more

Today’s precipitation

Data from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these precipitation maps […] Read more

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Ag minister announces launch of Canadian food policy

Canada has its first food policy, an initiative to increase access to safe, nutritious and culturally diverse food, and to cut food waste. Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of agriculture and agri-food and parliamentary secretary, Jean-Claude Poissant made the announcement Monday in Montreal. “The Food Policy for Canada is our road map for a healthier and more […] Read more


Oats market solid, watching weather

MarketsFarm — Tight old-crop supplies are keeping oats prices well supported in Western Canada, although buyers are covered for the time being and waiting for a clearer picture on new-crop production. “It’s tough to find old-crop demand currently, as many larger-scale end-users are covered,” said Ryan McKnight of Linear Grain at Carman, Man. Most buyers […] Read more

Crop growth in Sask. delayed, insects, elements inflict crop damage

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending June 10

Many areas of the province that are in need of rain did not receive any this past week. However, localized rain helped to relieve dry topsoil moisture conditions in the northwest and southeast. The moisture will help with crop germination and growth while encouraging hay land and pasture growth. Across the province, seeding operations are […] Read more

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