Winter wheat’s value in providing critical habitat for ducks and other wildlife will be highlighted on store shelves with a new food and drink label designed to help consumers identify environmentally friendly products. The “Habitat-Friendly Winter Wheat Ecolabel Program” was launched last week as a partnership between Cereals Canada, Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Winter Cereals… Read More

The board of directors of Sask Wheat is today announcing Blair Goldade as the successful applicant to lead Sask Wheat as its new executive director. Goldade will replace Harvey Brooks, who is retiring from the position this fall after seven years at the helm of the producer group. “Blair comes to the role with extensive… Read More

Dr. Harvey Brooks, long-serving general manager of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), has announced his retirement. Brooks served as the general manager for Sask Wheat since 2014, and has seen the development of the organization from start-up commission to its full operations today. During Brooks’ tenure, Sask Wheat has matured into a major… Read More

Look out Wheat Pete, we’ve got a new person to talk with about wheat agronomy! Just kidding, we’ll always be consulting Peter about wheat. But for today’s LIVE, Kara Oosterhuis is joined by Haley Tetreault, agronomy extension specialist with SaskWheat. SUMMARY Filling gaps for producers, creating resources to use Tetreault’s position is province-wide, but she’s… Read More

Saskatchewan’s crop commissions are going to be pushing for mandatory grain export reporting, as well as continuing their effort to have farmers rewarded for sequestering carbon, following their 2021 annual general meetings this week. SaskCanola, Sask Wheat, SaskBarley, SaskFlax, SaskOats, and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers hosted their annual meetings in a virtual version of the annual… Read More

The federal and Saskatchewan governments are investing $9.8 million in 39 crop-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) in 2021. The annual ADF announcement delivered by Premier Scott Moe, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, and her Saskatchewan counterpart David Marit kicked off this year’s virtual CropSphere conference, as Saskatchewan crop commissions held their… Read More

Five Prairie wheat and barley groups have “significant concerns” surrounding the Seed Variety Use Agreement pilot project recently announced by the Canadian Seed Trade Association (CSTA) and the Canadian Plant Technology Agency (CPTA). The Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat), Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley), and the Alberta… Read More

Are you ready to take on the week? RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney is and in true Monday fashion, today’s show is all about agronomy! Guests include: Katie Dilse, a farmer from North Dakota who was recently in Saskatchewan at CropSpere to explain how a producer needs to keep things in perspective and to remember… Read More

Several producer groups are coming together to ensure farmers have input into the implementation of Canada’s proposed new seed royalty system. The so-called value creation discussion has quickly become a hot-button issue now that farmers are realizing only two options are being brought forward, and that there is a lot of money involved. SaskWheat, for… Read More

Recently, there were two big funding announcements with major implications for Canadian wheat growers. Both had significant funding support from SaskWheat and the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC). Saskatchewan field editor Dale Leftwich sat down with Harvey Brooks, executive director for SaskWheat, to talk about the importance of research to farmer led commodity groups. Brooks spoke… Read More

A list of eight agronomic research priorities will receive funding through a new “Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster” announced by federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay in Saskatoon, Sask. on Thursday — the latest ag research “cluster” to have funding announced by the minister in his cross-country summer tour. $6.3 million under the government’s new Canadian Agricultural Partnership… Read More

 

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