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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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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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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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