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…

Kyle farmer joins pulse organization board

Shaun Dyrland said the organization adds a lot of value to the industry and the province’s producers

Kyle farmer joins pulse organization boardBy Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads Three directors including Kyle-area producer Shaun Dyrland have been named to the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) board after nominations closed last month. No election was necessary after the nomination period closed in the middle of September. Dyrland will be a newcomer to the SPG board when his term starts…

Commissions provide new funding for research projects

Combined $2.2 million from Sask Wheat and Alberta Wheat Commission to fund innovative wheat research

Commissions provide new funding for research projectsKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The wheat commissions in Saskatchewan and Alberta are supporting 11 research projects with new funds through the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) process. A joint announcement was made on Sept. 26 to highlight a combined investment of $2.2 million by the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and Alberta Wheat Commission…

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…

Kochia weed more than a nuisance

The noxious weed can produce up to 25,000 seeds per plant and can grow up to two metres in height

Kochia weed more than a nuisanceBy T. Martin-Schmunk of The Crossroads Kochia, a familiar weed, has become more than a nuisance in many areas across the Prairies. Kochia scoparia is designated a noxious weed (defined as harmful or injurious to agricultural crops) in Saskatchewan in accordance with The Weed Control Act, dated Dec. 1, 2010. Native to Asia and parts…

Harvest well ahead of five-year average

Prolonged lack of moisture and warm temperatures have caused crops to ripen fast

Harvest well ahead of five-year averageCrossroads Staff Farmers in the west central and southwestern parts of the province are making progress with harvest, and both areas are well ahead of their five-year averages. According to the latest crop report from Saskatchewan Agriculture, 23 per cent of the crop is in the bin in the west central region, and that is…

Nutrien locations participate in Small Town Showdown

Every dollar raised during the charity barbecues counts as a vote in the contest

Nutrien locations participate in Small Town Showdown  Kenneth Brown of The Crossroads Several community groups from across west central and southwestern Saskatchewan are benefiting this summer from the second annual Small Town Showdown contest. The showdown comes from a partnership between Nutrien Ag Solutions and Gowan Canada. Golden West Radio helps to facilitate a voting requirement for the contest. Nutrien and…

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…

Agriculture industry groups applaud new rail transportation legislation

The Transportation Modernization Act provides for a more fair, efficient and safer freight rail system

Agriculture industry groups applaud new rail transportation legislationKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Agriculture industry groups are applauding new rail transportation legislation amid their ongoing concerns with getting Canadian grains to port. The Transportation Modernization Act (the act) came from Bill C-49 and the act received royal assent on May 23 after a lengthy discourse between the House of Commons and Senate that…
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