Local Agriculture

Saskatchewan’s 13 commercial shortline railways will be given the first opportunity to purchase the province’s 900 grain cars as the Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (SGCC) is wound down.

The 2017-18 Saskatchewan provincial budget includes the decision to end the Saskatchewan Pastures Program (SPP) and consult on the future management of the land.

Saskatchewan’s new Provincial Lands Act, 2016 and its associated regulations have been proclaimed and are now in effect.

Optimism was high at the annual Southeastern Alberta Purebred Beef Breeders Association 59th annual Medicine Hat Spring Bull Show and Sale at the Cypress Centre in Medicine Hat last week.

With about half of the respondents so far to his well water user survey, a University of Calgary PhD student is hopeful there will still be some more well owners who are willing to take part in his research.

If there’s one message that a former agricultural fieldman, but now a consultant on invasive species prevention, could offer producers, it’s that controlling an invasive species when it is a single plant is much easier than waiting for it to become so problematic that it can be seen by the public.

The Water Security Agency released the March 2017 Spring Runoff Forecast.  

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