Agriculture

Traditional burning of the brand kicks off 47th Canadian Western Agribition at the International Trade Centre Nov. 20.
Traditional burning of the brand kicks off 47th Canadian Western Agribition at the International Trade Centre Nov. 20. Jessie Anton/CJME News Staff

47th Agribition opens at new International Trade Centre

By Britton Gray/CJME News Staff
November 20, 2017 - 1:28pm

Cows and crowds are once again taking over Evraz Place as Canada’s largest livestock show gets underway.

The Canadian Western Agribition kicked off Monday for the 47th year.

SWDC candidate Trevor Scherman believes co-operation and investing in research are keys to long term viability to the agriculture industry.
SWDC candidate Trevor Scherman believes co-operation and investing in research are keys to long term viability to the agriculture industry. submitted photo/Twitter

Local farmer believes wheat commission needs new direction

By Roger White
November 17, 2017 - 1:41pm

The agriculture industry is facing many changes in the years to come and one candidate for the upcoming Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (SWDC) Board of Directors elections feels it’s time the elected officials that provide governance for the commission followed suit.

Aerial view of a farmyard North of the Village of Empress damaged in the wildfire on Oct. 18, 2017.
Aerial view of a farmyard North of the Village of Empress damaged in the wildfire on Oct. 18, 2017. Twitter/Jenny Hagen

Government commits $100K to help scorched farmers

By paNOW Staff
November 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Saskatchewan farmers impacted by wildfires in October, are receiving some good news.
 
The Government of Saskatchewan announced on Thursday it will donate up to $100,000 in matching cash donations to the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association Wildfire Relief Fund.

Interest in growing winter wheat is popping up across the northern region of the province.
Interest in growing winter wheat is popping up across the northern region of the province. file photo/paNOW Staff

Saskatchewan farmers taking chance on winter wheat

By Nigel Maxwell
November 15, 2017 - 2:04pm Updated: November 16, 2017 - 11:13am

The seeds are planted in northeastern Saskatchewan for what could be a better crop in 2018.

The Western Winter Wheat Innitiative is forecasting more acres of winter wheat to be seeded this year than past years with Carrot River reporting higher activity.

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