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February 12, 2015
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Saskatchewan spring runoff forecast

Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency (WSA) indicates a near normal spring runoff is expected across most of the southern half of Saskatchewan with below normal runoff for areas north of Cold Lake, La Ronge and Creighton. >> Read full article

Health cost increases to slow

The average cost increase for employer-sponsored medical plans will likely dip in 2015, but cost increases will continue to exceed general inflation levels by a significant margin. >> Read full article

Consultations begin on licensing feed mills in Western Canada

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has begun consultations on its proposal to license feed mills in Western Canada and to extend payment protection to grain producers who sell grain to feed mills. >> Read full article

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The future of the canola market

Across Western Canada, canola production continues to increase, and in 2013, final harvest volumes surpassed the initial goal of 15 million metric tonnes (MT) by 2015. The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) has developed a new strategy for moving forward, and set a new target of 26 million MT by 2025. The target will be achieved on an existing acreage mix of 18 to 21 million acres of canola on the Prairies. To meet that demand, production will need to increase to around 52 bu/ac across the canola acres to achieve 26 million MT. >> Learn More…

 
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CropConnect Conference

February 17 - 18, 2015
Location: Winnipeg, MB >> More Info

2015 Manitoba Young Farmer Conference

February 25-26, 2015
Location: Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre, Brandon, MB >> More Info

SK Soils & Crops Agronomy Updates

March 16-17, 2015
Location: Saskatoon, SK >> More Info