Estimating the cost of drying grain and oilseeds

Source: Agri-News Early winter conditions this fall may make it necessary for harvested grains and oilseeds to be dried mechanically. Dean Dyck, farm business management specialist at the Alberta Ag-Info Centre, examines those potential costs. “Investing in a grain drying system requires careful long term decision making because of the significant cost,” explains Dyck. “Knowing the

Dry warm weather needed to complete Saskatchewan harvest

Farmscape for October 12, 2018 Shannon Friesen – Saskatchewan Agriculture   Full Interview 4:20 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture reports several weeks of dry weather will still be needed to complete this year’s harvest. Saskatchewan Agriculture released its weekly crop report yesterday. Shannon Friesen, a Crops Extension Specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, says yet another week of very cool

Seed Synergy partners pleased with Plant Breeder Rights regulation changes

Source: Seed Synergy news release The Seed Synergy partners applaud the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, for confirming the launch of a consultation on potential amendments to Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) regulations. This consultation includes value creation in cereals which explores increasing the investment in research and innovation that is necessary to position

Cool wet weather slows Manitoba harvest hurts crop quality

Farmscape for October 2, 2018   Anastasia Kubinec – Manitoba Agriculture Full Interview 3:55 Listen Manitoba Agriculture reports rain over the past week has slowed the harvest and is reducing crop quality. Manitoba Agriculture released its weekly crop report yesterday. Anastasia Kubinec, the Manager of Crop Industry Development with Manitoba Agriculture, says intermittent rains and damp cool

Saskatchewan rains improve soil conditions and pastures

Farmscape for September 1, 2018 Daphne Cruise – Saskatchewan Agriculture Full Interview 7:19 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture reports, although rains over the past couple of weeks have delayed harvest, the moisture is benefitting livestock producers and improving soil conditions for next year. Saskatchewan Agriculture’s latest crop report, released last week, indicates cold wet weather has slowed harvest

Sask Wheat and AWC invest over $2.2 million in wheat research

Source: Alberta Wheat Commission The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) are investing a combined $2.2 million in innovative wheat research projects which will benefit farmers with improved varieties, agronomic practices, and post-harvest strategies. Sask Wheat is investing over $2.07 million in 11 projects and the AWC is investing over

Farm grain storage

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Reports from earlier this summer suggest that Western Canadian producers are on pace to have larger than average grain carry over into the 2018-2019 crop year. Ryan Furtas, input market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, breaks down the findings from this year’s Grain Storage: Considerations report and what producers

Manitoba harvest delayed but still ahead of normal

Farmscape for September 18, 2018 Anastasia Kubinec – Manitoba Agriculture Full Interview 5:21Listen Manitoba Agriculture reports, despite rain delays this past week, the provincial harvest is still running about two weeks ahead of a typical year. Manitoba Agriculture released its weekly crop report yesterday. Anastasia Kubinec, the Manager of Crop Industry Development with Manitoba Agriculture, says this

Saskatchewan crop yields all over the map

  Farmscape for September 14, 2018 Daphne Cruise – Saskatchewan Agriculture   Full Interview 6:09 Listen Saskatchewan Agriculture reports, due the varying amounts of rain that fell across the province, crop yields this year are all over the map. Saskatchewan Agriculture released its weekly crop report yesterday. Daphne Cruise, a crops extension specialist with Saskatchewan Agriculture, says

The Government of Canada invests in innovation to support the growth of the pulse sector

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Canada is a world leading producer of pulses, accounting for $2.5 billion in farmgate receipts and $3.4 billion in exports to 126 countries in 2017. The Government of Canada and Canadian pulse farmers know the importance of research and innovation to help the industry grow and diversify markets for their

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