Latest articles

MUST READS

explore

Stories from our other publications


Wildfire-damaged grazing areas up for Saskatchewan aid

Saskatchewan’s provincial disaster assistance program (PDAP) will be opened up to cover southwestern grazing areas damaged by this fall’s wildfires. The province’s government relations minister, Larry Doke, on Wednesday announced producers who incurred wildfire damage on “tame and native lands” intended for grazing may now apply for assistance to get feed for affected livestock. Winds […] Read more

Western Prairies continue warmer

The western end of the Prairies continued relatively warm Thursday, as lows dropped to 2 C around Fort St. John, 0 C around Grande Prairie, -4 C around Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Lloydminster, -8 C around Red Deer, Moose Jaw, Drumheller and Kindersley, -12 C around Regina, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Melfort and […] Read more


U.S. livestock: Fund selloff sinks CME live cattle to 4-month low

Chicago | Reuters – Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell to their lowest level in four months on Monday, hit by fund selling and Friday’s bearish U.S. government cattle report, traders said. Last Friday’s U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly Cattle-On-Feed report showed ranchers in October placed the highest number of cattle in feed lots […] Read more




End of Sask. harvest on the horizon, field conditions drier than average

Saskatchewan Crop Report for the week ending October 23

Harvest has all but wrapped up for producers in the province as 99 per cent of the crop is now combined, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s weekly Crop Report. There are still some crops such as flax, soybean and sunflower left to be combined. Harvest weather was favourable for much of the fall, allowing producers to […] Read more



Climate FieldView data system ready for Prairies

In beta testing in the region for much of this year, the Climate FieldView crop data system from Monsanto’s Climate Corp. has gone live on the Prairies. The Climate Corp. announced Wednesday the Climate FieldView platform is available for purchase in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta on a per-acre basis, allowing farmers to start using it […] Read more

Communities rally around producers in wildfires’ wake

Ranchers, farmers and rural residents who suffered losses, injuries and more in recent wildfires in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan are seeing support from neighbours and beyond. Alongside a number of online campaigns launched in support of affected farmers and families, the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association on Monday launched a wildfire relief fund to help […] Read more


winter wheat

Outlook improves for Prairies’ winter cereals

CNS Canada — Following concerns in September about seeding winter cereals in dry conditions, acres are down but crops seeded in Western Canada are doing good heading into the winter. “Very little moisture is required in the fall to get that seed to germinate and start growing, especially if it’s been seeded shallow,” said Amanda […] Read more

Dicamba label sufficient, Health Canada says

Health Canada will not be further regulating the use of dicamba herbicide sprayed on growing crops, as has happened in the U.S. The government agency that regulates pesticides issued a statement to Glacier FarmMedia reiterating its support for the current Canadian labels. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week increased restrictions on the use […] Read more



Upcoming events