Forum organizers look to send strong resource industry message

Organizers hope to influence Senators to kill Bill C-69

Forum organizers look to send strong resource industry messageKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A forum for those who oppose Bill C-69 takes place next week to give people the chance to help send an important message to the Canadian Senate. The West Central Saskatchewan Ag & Oil Resources Forum takes place at the West Central Events Centre in Kindersley on Feb. 6 at…

Historian spreads message of honouring women on the farm

Museum seeks stories to go with its collection of artifacts that pertain to the roles of rural women

Historian spreads message of honouring women on the farmKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Women have played important roles on the farm over Saskatchewan’s history. Loverna-area farmer and historian Bill Warrington wants people to recognize their efforts. “We don’t give them nearly the credit they need for what they did,” the historian said, referring to rural women and all of the things they did,…

Kindersley farmer wins innovation award

Coutts Agro’s efforts have a ripple effect across the entire food system – from the land, to suppliers, to consumers

Kindersley farmer wins innovation awardJoan Janzen of The Crossroads It’s innovation and a strong commitment to helping the environment that led to Ian Coutts of Coutts Agro in Kindersley to be honoured with an Innovation Award by Land O’Lakes, a farmer-owned co-operative, representing and recognizing operations from all over North America.

Unity terminal survives fire after announcing dividends

The grain dryer has built-in safety protocols and the unit shut down when the fire occurred. The cause is being investigated

Unity terminal survives fire after announcing dividendsKenneth Brown of The Crossroads North West Terminal (NWT) Ltd., along with its staff and directors, has gotten through an eventful week complete with a dividend announcement and a large fire. The NWT board of directors issued a news release on Oct. 10 to announce dividends for its shareholders. An industrial grain dryer caught on…

Regional ag office celebrates new location

Focusing on the needs of producers in the west central region of Saskatchewan

Regional ag office celebrates new locationKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A regional office with a focus on the needs of producers in the west central region has celebrated its new location with producers and various other guests. The Saskatchewan Agriculture (Sask Ag) and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) office in Kindersley held an event on Oct. 12 to celebrate the…

Harvest moving quickly across region

According to a crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture, 32% of the crop is in the bin in the west central region

Harvest moving quickly across regionJamac News Services The 2018 harvest is between 32 to 60 per cent complete for producers across the west central region and work in the field will continue for area growers. According to a crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture, 32 per cent of the crop is in the bin in the west central region and…

Improving livestock distribution on pasture

Water availability, herding, fencing, livestock class and supplements all play roles in grazing management

Improving livestock distribution on pastureMany producers could improve the health of their range and pastureland by improving livestock distribution. Livestock distribution refers to the dispersion of grazing animals over an entire pasture. Ideal grazing distribution, while often impractical, occurs when proper utilization extends uniformly over the entire pasture. Livestock unfortunately, often prefer to graze in the same area day…

Antique tractors roar to life in Denzil

Community Days also featured a bunnock tournament, kids carnival, beer gardens, wiener roast and a dance

Antique tractors roar to life in DenzilKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Denzil was a place to be last weekend when local organizers held the inaugural Denzil Community Days event. An antique tractor pull was the main attraction. A large crowd assembled on Saturday for the first day of Denzil Community Days, an event held over two days on June 16 and…

The best place to learn is in the field

Saskatchewan Agriculture produces pest forecast maps each year to help guide producers and agronomists

The best place to learn is in the fieldWith seeding mostly complete in Saskatchewan, agronomists and producers are busy in the fields ensuring that the crops are growing as they should. However, it is still early in the season, and there are many things to be on the lookout for. Saskatchewan Agriculture produces pest forecast maps each year and posts them online to…

4-H members show off their animals in Kerrobert

A total of 58 members from five clubs – Ridpath, Kerrobert, Major, Handel and Bea Bank – competed

4-H members show off their animals in Kerrobert  Crossroads staff On June 6, the answer would have been – in Kerrobert, of course! A total of 58 4-H members from five different clubs including Ridpath, Kerrobert, Major, Handel and Bea Bank, were competing at the 72nd annual 4-H Show and Sale hosted by the Kerrobert and District Agricultural Society. “We had a…
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