The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) has announced the replacement for Garth Patterson, who is retiring from his post as executive director of the organization after 11 years. Wayne Thompson will step into Patterson’s role on December 1, 2022. “We are pleased to welcome Wayne to his new role with WGRF,” says WGRF board chair… Read More

Canadian Pacific Railway and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) say they have reached a two-year agreement following binding arbitration. CP and the TCRC, which represents approximately 3,000 locomotive engineers, conductors, train and yard workers across Canada, agreed to enter binding arbitration in March 2022 after they were unable to reach a deal due to outstanding… Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published its August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Friday. Looking globally, the USDA’s projected lower world ending stocks for wheat and corn, while soybeans saw an increase of 1.8 mmt. Of note, soybean production for China was increased on higher area cited in recent provincial… Read More

The Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame is pleased to announce six outstanding individuals who will be inducted into the Hall during its 50th anniversary celebration this fall. The 2022 inductees being recognized are: Jim Bessel, who played an instrumental role in the establishment of canola as a reliable, profitable crop for growers in Saskatchewan and… Read More

The world’s largest electronics manufacturer is preparing to build tractors. Foxconn, a Taiwan-based company that has supplied and assembled products for Apple, Google, Microsoft, and many other brands, has signed a contract manufacturing agreement with Monarch Tractor — a California-based company that is planning to mass produce small, driver-optional, electric tractors. The agreement, which was… Read More

Olds College and Agricultural Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) have created a formal partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU). As part of the MOU, AFSC will provide support for applied research activities on the Olds College Smart Farm that will drive innovation in agriculture. Dr. Joy Agnew, associate vice president of applied research at… Read More

The details of how the Canadian government plans to reach its 30 per cent nitrogen fertilizer emission reduction target are still not clear, but the federal agriculture minister says the government has “no intention of going in a regulatory direction.” Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau also says farm practices that reduce emissions, but are not currently… Read More

With 2022 harvest knocking at the door, producers are starting to look ahead to the 2023 growing season, and it appears the Canadian government will continue to impose its 35 per cent sanctions on fertilizer from Russia and Belarus. Canada is the only country that has implemented and maintained sanctions against fertilizer from these countries,… Read More

 

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