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APAS calls for moratorium on closure of producer car loading sites

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Cites economic and environmental factors, as well as out of date legislation; RM of Gull Lake affected The Agricultural Producers Association disagrees with the Canadian Pacific Railway’s decision to close at least 10 producer car loading sites in Saskatchewan. In a letter to Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau, APAS is requesting a moratorium on the…

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Stock Growers 104th AGM Offers Learning & Lobbying

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The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) wrapped up its 104th Annual General Meeting in Moose Jaw on Tuesday, June 13. “Our theme was Change, Challenge, Opportunity,” said SSGA President Shane Jahnke. “That pretty much sums up ranching life right there.” Members attended learning sessions that will equip them to deal with evolving markets and changes…

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Weekly Crop Report

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Seeding has essentially wrapped up in the province, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.  Producers have 99 per cent of the crop in the ground, ahead of the five-year (2012-2016) seeding average of 97 per cent for this time of year.  The northwest region is the furthest behind with 97 per cent seeded. Across…

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Stock Growers Welcome Community Pasture Announcement

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The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA), welcomed Thursday’s announcement that the province has decided to offer Saskatchewan Pasture Program (SPP) patron groups the first opportunity to lease the lands. “We’re happy we were consulted along with other stakeholders, and we think the decision strikes the right balance,” said SSGA President Shane Jahnke. “Our main recommendations,…

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Livestock, Antimicrobial Use and You

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By Dwayne Summach PAg, Regional Livestock Specialist When livestock get sick or injured, the people taking care of the animals should take steps to help the sick animals get well. This often includes treating the animal with antibiotics. Many of the antibiotics used to treat livestock illnesses and infections are very similar or closely related to…

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Pea leaf Weevil

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By John Ippolito, Regional Crop Specialist Pea leaf weevil were first identified as being present in Saskatchewan in 2007.  Since that time there has been an annual survey conducted to determine the geographic area that has the pea leaf weevil present. The map below shows the distribution in Saskatchewan based on surveys conducted in June…

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Stock Growers Receive Grant from US Conservation Organization

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The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) has received a $200,000 grant from the Washington, DC-based National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) for grasslands conservation projects. The SSGA is collaborating with the South of the Divide Conservation Action Program Inc. (SODCAP) on the projects. “We’re enlisting the help of producers in the southwest,” said SSGA President…

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