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Pasture available for drought-stricken cattle producers

The Ministry of Agriculture has announced some assistance for cattle producers in southwest Saskatchewan. Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud said there are a number of grazing opportunities available in northeast Saskatchewan through the Saskatchewan Pastures Program (SPP). “We recognized that with current drought conditions in the southwest, cattle producers are short of pasture,” Bjornerud said. “We […] Read more

Seeding starts in Saskatchewan

Seeding has started in the southwestern areas of the province, according to Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture’s weekly crop report. Peas and spring cereals were reported to have been seeded during the past week. In comparison, most northern and central areas are one to three weeks away from seeding. Using a diagonal line through the grainbelt […] Read more

Sask. seeded acres expected above average

(REVISED) — Saskatchewan farmers are planning to seed 34.2 million acres — three per cent above the 10-year (1998-2007) average of 33.3 million acres, and four per cent above last year’s 33.1 million acres, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s first weekly crop report for 2008. Crops that show increases in intended acreage include spring wheat, durum, […] Read more