News

  • 11
    Apr 2017

    News Release - Grain transportation changes must benefit producers: Saskatchewan coalition

    With changes to federal rail service legislation and the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) expected soon, a coalition of Saskatchewan producer groups visited federal officials in Ottawa last week to ensure farmer voices are being heard.

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  • 10
    Apr 2017

    Canada 150 commemorative $10 note featuring Saskatchewan wheat unveiled

    At a ceremony on Friday, April 7, the Bank of Canada unveiled a limited edition $10 bank note commemorating Canada's 150th anniversary. The note features an image of wheat stalks in a Saskatchewan field. The photo was taken in the fall of 2015 on the farm of Sask Wheat Chair Bill Gehl.

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  • 06
    Apr 2017

    Sm1 (midge tolerance) Detected in Most SWS Spring Wheat

    Through recent advancements in marker technology, SeCan has just discovered that the majority of the soft white wheat varieties grown in western Canada contain the Sm1 trait for midge tolerance – and for this reason they will require stewardship.

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  • 31
    Mar 2017

    Many benefits to a diverse crop rotation

    Maintaining a diverse crop rotation leads to a more robust agronomic cropping system, which is then better able to withstand stresses from environmental extremes and pests. And although Saskatchewan farmers are always looking to combat weeds, diseases and insects, one of these diseases in particular is currently a top priority.

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  • 28
    Mar 2017

    Sask Wheat Latest Producer Organization to Support BeGrainSafe

    The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) is pleased to announce that the Sask Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is the latest producer organization to support BeGrainSafe, CASA’s grain safety program. Sask Wheat has committed $10,000 a year for the next three years.

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  • 23
    Mar 2017

    Think Wheat 2017 Presentations

    The Think Wheat extension meetings were held on March 7 and 8 in Humboldt and Rosetown. The presentations of each speaker are now available.

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  • 20
    Mar 2017

    Research Program Assistant

    Sask Wheat is seeking a Research Program Assistant. This position reports to the Research Program Manager and is responsible for providing administrative support related to the research funding activities of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (SWDC).

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  • 10
    Mar 2017

    Help Improve Agricultural Extension Services

    Extension services are designed to assist farmers and ranchers. These services include the business information, advice and support provided by specialists in regional offices around the province and at extension events, the toll-free Agriculture Knowledge Centre phone line, and a variety of print and electronic publications.

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  • 09
    Feb 2017

    Sask Wheat advocates for Saskatchewan producers on Ottawa trip

    Following January’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) Chair Bill Gehl and General Manager Harvey Brooks made a trip to Ottawa on February 1 and 2 to advocate for farmer-focussed transportation policy and market transparency changes on behalf of Saskatchewan wheat producers.

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  • 10
    Jan 2017

    Sask Wheat commits nearly $1.5 million to collaborative wheat research

    The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) has committed $1,473,621 to support wheat research projects funded under the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) in 2016. Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Lyle Stewart, announced the funding of all crops-related ADF projects at CropSphere 2017 on Tuesday, January 10.

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  • 10
    Jan 2017

    Provincial wheat commissions sign MOU to collaborate on continued support for variety development and the Canadian International Grains Institute when WCD sunsets July 2017

    Today, the Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to absorb the responsibilities and financial obligations of the Western Canadian Deduction (WCD).

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  • 08
    Jan 2017

    Career opportunity: Policy Manager

    Sask Wheat is seeking applications for the Policy Manager position. The Policy Manager will work in collaboration with Sask Wheat staff, government officials and other stakeholders to identify issues, compile and analyze information, and provide advice on appropriate policy positions and strategies for Saskatchewan wheat producers.

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  • 23
    Dec 2016

    Call for Letter of Intent – Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster

    Funding organizations from across Canada are participating in the development of a national Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster for submission to the next federal Agriculture Policy Framework (APF), the successor to the current Growing Forward 2 programming.

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  • 19
    Dec 2016

    Varieties of Grain Crops 2017

    The Varieties of Grain Crops is an annual publication of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture that provides information on the relative yields for the different growing regions in the province. You will also find production information on the crops, including a list of seed distributors.

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  • 16
    Dec 2016

    Marketing fusarium damaged wheat

    Fusarium is probably the number one downgrading factor out there for Western Canada, with Manitoba and Saskatchewan the most adversely affected. For wheat itself it’s pretty bad, for durum wheat, it's very bad. This is why it’s critical for producers to get their grain tested, this year more than ever.

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  • 01
    Dec 2016

    Call for Letter of Interest – Canadian National Wheat Cluster

    Funding organizations from across Canada are participating in the development of a Canadian National Wheat Cluster for submission to the next federal Agriculture Policy Framework (APF), the successor to the current Growing Forward 2 programming.

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  • 03
    Nov 2016

    News release: Western farmer’s voices heard on grain transportation

    The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is optimistic for the future of grain handling and transportation following the announcement of the Strategic Plan for the Future of Transportation in Canada by Minister of Transport Marc Garneau.

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  • 18
    Oct 2016

    Wheat producers wanted for the 2017 Combine to Customer programs

    Cigi is planning four short programs for Western Canadian grain farmers in January, February and March 2017. The program will include a number of senior level speakers who will provide insight into where the grain industry is heading and what needs to be done to stay competitive and meet the ever-changing requirements of domestic and international grain buyers.

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  • 17
    Oct 2016

    CropSphere to join Crop Production Show at Prairieland Park

    Growers will enjoy an excellent lineup of speakers and experts on all topics related to crop production and marketing at the fourth-annual CropSphere conference, which will be held January 10 and 11, 2017.

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  • 09
    Sep 2016

    CGC Harvest Sample Program: Receive free grades for your grain!

    This is an opportunity to receive free, unofficial CGC grade and quality results that include protein content on cereal grains. Samples collected assist with the marketing of Canadian grain, evaluating grain grades and research projects that benefit farmers.

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  • 29
    Jul 2016

    Grade School 2016 provides valuable information to producers

    Wheat producers from across Saskatchewan were able to learn about degrading factors, end-user requirements and how their wheat is graded at the Grade School meetings in Yorkton and Swift Current.

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  • 12
    Jul 2016

    Italian, Canadian, Israeli, German and U.S. scientists work together to reveal the genetic secrets of durum wheat for better pasta

    The international collaborative research network announce the assembly of the durum wheat genome, the source of semolina, the key ingredient of pasta.

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  • 15
    Jun 2016

    Sask Wheat Semi-Annual Meeting 2016

    The program included a presentation on herbicide-resistant weeds from Clark Brenzil, Provincial Specialist in Weed Control with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. As well, Dean Dias, Director, Value Chain Relations from Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi), talked about the role Cigi plays in the wheat value chain.

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  • 13
    Jun 2016

    Understanding the Saskatchewan and Manitoba FHB Risk Maps

    For the first time, FHB risk maps were available in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba. At times the maps appeared to indicate a different risk for growers in each province, which can be concerning for farms along the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. However, closer examination reveals minor differences in the models and maps, which are useful for considering FHB risk.

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  • 13
    Jun 2016

    Wheat sequencing consortium releases key resource to the scientific community

    Following the January 2016 announcement of the production of a whole genome assembly for bread wheat, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), having completed quality control, is now making this breakthrough resource available for researchers via the IWGSC wheat sequence repository at URGI-INRA-Versailles, France .

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  • 01
    Jun 2016

    Sign up now for Grade School 2016

    This event will include a grading demonstration for producers and discussion of degrading factors along with an explanation of the impacts of degrading factors on end product quality and the quality requirements for Canadian wheat around the world.

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  • 01
    Jun 2016

    Durum variety development receives major investment

    To assist growers in meeting export demand and maintaining a healthy profit from their durum crop, Sask Wheat along with SeCan have entered into a partnership that will see the two organizations invest up to $3.5 million over ten years in the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) Durum Breeding Program.

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  • 01
    Jun 2016

    Wheat genome sequencing soon to be released across the globe

    Variety development across the world took a major leap forward in early 2016 when, at the annual Plant and Animal Genome Conference, it was announced that a Canadian-led team had sequenced 90 per cent of the highly-complex genome for bread wheat. This breakthrough in genomic sequencing was accomplished, in part, through the Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics (CTAG2) project, which is co-led by plant scientist Curtis Pozniak of the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre.

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  • 01
    Jun 2016

    State of weed resistance in Western Canada and future outlook

    Canada ranks third behind the U.S. and Australia in the number of herbicide-resistant (HR) weed biotypes. Since 1975 in Canada (when Hoe-grass was introduced), there have been on average 1.5 new biotypes per year. The total number of biotypes in Canada is over 60, equally split between Western and Eastern Canada.

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  • 01
    Jun 2016

    Use the Sask Wheat FHB risk maps to assist with in-crop fusarium management

    FHB is a mono-cyclic disease. Once the crop is infected, it is infected. No management prevents further infection. Symptoms do not appear until after infection. So, how should a producer decide to spray, and when?

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  • 01
    Jun 2016

    Be ready for wheat midge this growing season

    Many of the drier areas in 2015 indicate lower risk from this pest for 2016. If precipitation in an area is less than 25 mm prior to the end of May wheat midge development will be affected again resulting in delayed emergence of the insect.

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  • 17
    May 2016

    Sask Wheat graduate scholarship recipients announced

    The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources are proud to announce the first recipients of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission Graduate Scholarships.

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  • 06
    May 2016

    2016 Census of Agriculture benefits farmers

    Census of Agriculture data are the definitive source of community-level data. By drawing on these data, decision-makers will be assured that they are acting in the interest of farmers, farm communities and agricultural operations. Farm organizations are heavy users of census data and draw on this information to formulate policy recommendations, produce communications and outreach work, and conduct market development.

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  • 12
    Apr 2016

    Fusarium watch 2016

    Fusarium is a pathogen that requires a lot of planning for. It affects planting decisions and seeding management and requires integrated pest management throughout the growing season. Knowledge is the key to reducing fusarium – knowledge about the quality of seed going in the ground, crop rotation benefits, the value of genetic resistance and how to make the most of a fungicide application.

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  • 12
    Apr 2016

    Check with your grain buyer before using plant growth regulators

    Plant growth regulators (PGRs) are generally synthetic compounds that change plant growth by altering the plant’s hormonal balance. Producers are cautioned to be certain that their grain buyer will accept grain treated with a PGR before applying the product.

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  • 31
    Mar 2016

    Sask Wheat March Newsletter

    The March edition of the Wheat Field newsletter is now available.

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  • 04
    Mar 2016

    Think Wheat presentations

    Sask Wheat recently held the first Think Wheat extension meetings in Prince Albert and Regina. The farmers and agrologists in attendance were given the latest information on the agrology and marketing of wheat.

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  • 03
    Mar 2016

    CTA report recommendations would be devastating for Sask grain producers

    A Saskatchewan producer coalition is expressing its disappointment in the wake of the tabling of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) Review on February 25.

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  • 01
    Mar 2016

    CWRS samples needed for gluten strength study

    Researchers from the University of Manitoba are looking for samples of nine varieties of CWRS wheat to assist in a gluten strength study. The researchers are looking for samples from Glenn, Stanley, Utmost, Carberry, Brandon, Cardale, Stettler, Unity and Harvest varieties.

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  • 28
    Feb 2016

    Information on Think Wheat! meetings in Regina and Prince Albert

    Sask Wheat has partnered with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture to host two meetings aimed at providing wheat producers in the province with the most up-to-date and relevant information about producing and marketing their crops.

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  • 19
    Feb 2016

    Three things farmers should know about grain grading

    For nearly two decades, Judy Elias has worked for the Canadian Grain Commission specializing in grain inspection. At the recent CropConnect conference in Winnipeg, she spoke about how producers can get a proper grain sample ready for grading and what options they have if a dispute occurs at the elevator over grain quality.

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  • 17
    Feb 2016

    2016 Wheat Midge Forecast Risk

    The 2016 Wheat Midge Forecast map indicates high risk for wheat midge infestations especially in southeast Saskatchewan. The area of high risk extends north, into the East Central Region of the province. Pockets of moderate to high risk were also identified around Prince Albert and south of Moose Jaw.

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  • 08
    Feb 2016

    WGRF Invests Record $21.4 M for Wheat and Barley Breeding

    The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) announced today that they have renewed their long standing partnership in wheat and barley breeding. WGRF will invest $20 million into wheat breeding and $1.4 million into barley breeding at AAFC Research Centres in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta over the next five years. This represents the largest ever industry investment into research at AAFC.

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  • 13
    Jan 2016

    World wheat experts to meet in Saskatoon in 2019

    A Saskatoon group has won the bid to host the 2019 International Wheat Congress, a first-of-its-kind event that will bring together more than 600 wheat scientists to discuss advances in wheat research and the future of wheat in helping avert a global food security crisis by 2050.

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  • 13
    Jan 2016

    Sask Wheat and SeCan to invest up to $3.5 million in CDC durum program

    The development of durum varieties through the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre (CDC) will take a major step forward thanks to a commitment to invest up to $3.5 million over ten years by the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and SeCan.

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  • 13
    Jan 2016

    Government Invests More Than $1.5 Million in Wheat Research

    Today, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart committed more than $1.5 million to six projects geared at advancing one of the most important crops in Saskatchewan. The investment is part of the province’s $5 million commitment to support wheat research and development projects through the Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA).

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  • 12
    Jan 2016

    Sask Wheat commits $1.5 million to collaborative wheat research

    The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) has committed $1.5 million to support ten wheat research projects funded through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) process in 2015. Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Lyle Stewart, announced the funding of all crops-related ADF projects at CropSphere 2016 on Tuesday, January 12.

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  • 06
    Jan 2016

    U of S researchers help lead wheat genome sequencing breakthrough

    An international consortium of scientists co-led by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) announced today that it has been able to crack the code for understanding the order of about 90 per cent of the highly complex genome of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world.

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  • 24
    Dec 2015

    CGC plans to reclassify several wheat varieties

    The plan to modernize the wheat class system was developed in response to concerns from customers of Canada’s wheat that gluten strength in the Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) class is not meeting customer expectations. Gluten strength is an important factor in bread baking because it helps dough rise and maintain its shape as it is baked. As well, there were some concerns about American varieties being grown in Canada and how they would fit into the current wheat class system.

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  • 16
    Dec 2015

    Producer groups provide leadership in wheat and barley breeding

    Recognizing the important role producer funding of public breeding has played in delivering new wheat and barley varieties for increased farm profitability, Western Canada’s wheat and barley commissions/ associations are working together to consider options for continued leadership and influence.

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  • 12
    Dec 2015

    Sask Wheat announces results of Director elections

    The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is pleased to announce the results of its 2015 Director elections.

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  • 05
    Dec 2015

    Sask Wheat awards first undergraduate scholarships

    The 2015 Bean Feed, which took place on November 20 at TCU Place in Saskatoon, included the awarding of scholarships to current Agriculture and Bioresources students. For the first time, the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) was included in this portion of the program as the inaugural Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission Essay Award was presented.

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  • 24
    Oct 2015

    Participate in Cigi's 2016 Combine to Customer Program!

    Sask Wheat will be sending a nominee list of Saskatchewan producers interested in attending the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) 2016 Combine to Customer programs in Winnipeg. The deadline to become a nominee is December 5, 2015.

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  • 14
    Oct 2015

    Fall 2015 elections: Meet the candidates

    Meet the candidates for our fall 2015 elections!

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  • 13
    Oct 2015

    Sask Wheat announces fall 2015 elections will proceed

    The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) announced today that elections will proceed this fall for three positions within its Board of Directors.

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  • 07
    Oct 2015

    Sask Wheat announces undergrad, graduate scholarships for U of S students

    The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) has confirmed it will help ensure the future of agricultural research and profitable production of wheat in Saskatchewan by offering undergraduate and graduate scholarships to agriculture students at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).

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  • 29
    Sep 2015

    Sask Wheat calls for grain transportation, handling to be federal election issue

    With the most recent report estimating producer revenue losses caused by grain export capacity constraints to be $5-6.7 billion for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 crop years, producer organizations such as the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) are reminding the agriculture industry to keep transportation issues top of mind this election season.

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  • 09
    Sep 2015

    Help needed from Canadian wheat producers for wheat research

    A new research project based out of the University of Manitoba needs your help to investigate the quality and gluten strength of CWRS wheat.

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  • 09
    Sep 2015

    CGC Harvest Sample Program: Receive free grades for your grain!

    Now that harvest is nearing completion in most parts of the province, we remind you to send in your samples to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program.

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  • 01
    Sep 2015

    Crop Varieties Registered in Canada and Plant Breeders’ Rights Status

    Welcome to the CSTA’s new database. This database was created with the assistance of the Canadian Food Inspection’s Variety Registration Office, and the Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) Office.

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  • 01
    Sep 2015

    Is that a PBR-Protected Variety? New Online Tool Helps You Find Out

    The Canadian Seed Trade Association has launched a new database help easily identify PBR protection on crop varieties registered for sale in Canada.

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  • 18
    Aug 2015

    Sask Wheat is hiring: Communications Manager

    The Communications Manager reports to the General Manager and is responsible for managing and executing the communications and marketing activities of the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission in collaboration with SWDC staff and other stakeholders.

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  • 13
    Aug 2015

    Unwanted agricultural pesticides and livestock/equine medications?

    Starting this fall in Saskatchewan, producers can safely dispose of their unwanted or obsolete pesticide and livestock medications, at no charge!

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  • 01
    Aug 2015

    Save the date: CropSphere 2016!

    Sask Wheat will once again be a host member of the CropSphere conference for 2016, in partnership with SaskBarley, SaskPulse, SaskFlax, SaskCanola and SODC.

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  • 31
    Jul 2015

    Presentations & videos from the 2015 Farmers' Forum on Transportation available online

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  • 23
    Jul 2015

    Understanding the Saskatchewan and Manitoba FHB Risk Maps

    For the first time in 2015, FHB risk maps are available in both Saskatchewan and Manitoba. At a glance, on a given day the maps may appear to indicate a different risk for growers in each province, which can be concerning for farms along the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border. However, closer examination will reveal minor differences in the models and maps useful for considering FHB risk.

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  • 10
    Jul 2015

    AAFC needs your help to generate better agroclimate data, help producers make more informed decisions

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is currently looking for individuals who are interested in weather and climate to report on their agroclimate conditions. All it takes is 2-5 minutes of your time to fill out a quick survey based on the impacts weather and climate are having on agriculture in your area.

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  • 22
    Jun 2015

    Sask Wheat launches fusarium risk assessment maps

    Sask Wheat has launched an online tool designed to help farmers manage their fusarium risk. The tool is a series of fusarium risk assessment maps that will be updated daily using data collected from approximately 421 weather stations across Saskatchewan.

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  • 29
    May 2015

    You're Invited - 2015 Farmers’ Forum on Grain Transportation July 20

    The primary objectives of the Transportation Summit are to: raise awareness of the current rail situation in Saskatchewan; understand how the Maximum Revenue entitlement works; review the USA Northern Great Plains rail transportation situation and lessons learned; provide an overview of the growth in demand for rail services in Saskatchewan due to our growing economy; understand rail investment strategy to grow capacity; focus on grain transportation and the current review of the Canadian Transportation; and more ....

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  • 28
    May 2015

    The WheatField June 2015 issue now available

    In this issue: Producer involvement in variety development; Growing interest in plant growth regulators; Check your fields for stripe rust; New tool to help producers manage fusarium, and more.

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  • 27
    Apr 2015

    Sask Wheat Featured on CTV's Market Prospects

    CTV's April 25 Market Prospects interview with Sask Wheat Board Chair Bill Gehl is now available online

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  • 17
    Apr 2015

    How will the changes to Canada's Plant Breeders’ Rights Act affect the seed value chain?

    The updated PBR legislation impacts everyone in the seed value chain, including producers.

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  • 13
    Apr 2015

    Sask Wheat is hiring: Policy manager

    The Policy Manager reports to the General Manager and is responsible for providing support and strategic direction to the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (SWDC) staff and Board of Directors on a wide range of economic and policy issues affecting the sustainability and competitiveness of the wheat industry in Saskatchewan.

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  • 07
    Apr 2015

    Seller beware: avoiding mistakes that make a crop difficult to market

    Nobody wants to be stuck with a crop that suddenly has no market, especially when it’s due to avoidable circumstances.

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  • 11
    Mar 2015

    New report underscores need for railway costing review

    A new report, commissioned by a farm coalition consisting of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), Sask Wheat, Sask Pulse and Sask Barley, underscores the need to examine railway costs and efficiency gains as part of the federal government’s review of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA).

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  • 06
    Mar 2015

    What is gluten and why is it important?

    The gluten strength of different varieties has been in the news lately, and in this video, staff at the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) explain what gluten is and why it’s important to buyers.

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  • 04
    Mar 2015

    CBC Fifth Estate: The War on Wheat

    On February 27, the CBC aired "The War on Wheat", a documentary exploring the consumer anti-wheat movement.

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  • 27
    Feb 2015

    Complaints about poor performance persist despite gov’t intervention

    Nearly one year after the federal government announced tough new rules to get grain moving, complaints about poor performance by the railways and excessive grain handling charges by the grain companies seem as prevalent as ever.

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  • 26
    Feb 2015

    You need a multi-pronged plan to deal with this deadly foe

    There's no silver bullet for combating ergot, but mowing grasses near fields and good agronomics can make a big difference

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  • 25
    Feb 2015

    Proposed changes to wheat classes include creation of a new milling wheat category

    The Canadian Grain Commission is considering making changes to Canada’s wheat classification system, including the creation of a new class of milling wheat with lower gluten strength.

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  • 25
    Feb 2015

    Giving farmers a role in variety development

    What role should farmers play in developing new wheat and barley varieties? It’s a question Western Canada’s cereal groups are tackling together, says Brent VanKoughnet, a consultant working with the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA), one of the groups involved in the project.

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  • 25
    Feb 2015

    Last-minute tentative deal averts lockout at CN

    Canadian National Railway (CN) has pulled its lockout notice after reaching a tentative labour deal with its unionized mechanical and clerical staff.

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  • 16
    Feb 2015

    An update on 2014/15 export basis levels to February 2015

    A report by Dr. Richard Gray/University of Saskatchewan, for the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat).

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  • 11
    Feb 2015

    Complete Guide to Crop Protection 2015

    Published by Saskatchewan Agriculture, the Guide to Crop Protection provides information on the use of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides for control of weeds, plant diseases and insects.

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  • 10
    Feb 2015

    Saskatchewan agri-food exports once again set record, lead the nation

    For the fourth straight year, Saskatchewan has set a record for agri-food exports with total sales of $13.9 billion, once again achieving the standing of Canada’s top agri-food exporting province.

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  • 07
    Feb 2015

    Request for proposals – exploring options for producer involvement in wheat and barley variety development

    Sask Wheat, along with other wheat and barley check-off based producer organizations in Western Canada, have formed a Working Group to explore options for producer involvement in wheat and barley variety development.

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  • 06
    Feb 2015

    CP seeks revenue bump by lifting grain freight caps

    Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is calling for an end to a government-imposed limit on revenues the country’s two major railroads can make hauling grain in Western Canada, a measure designed to protect farmers from soaring shipping costs.

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  • 05
    Feb 2015

    Are wheat markets poised for a rebound? — market update with Chuck Penner

    Despite the tumble in wheat futures over the last month, there are still reasons for growers to be optimistic about where wheat prices are headed, according to the president of LeftField Commodity Research.

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  • 19
    Jan 2015

    Spirtwood man among 2015 Sask. Ag Hall of Fame inductees

    Harold Fast of Spiritwood is among five individuals who will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame.

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  • 13
    Jan 2015

    Governments invest $6.9 million into crop research

    Today Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced nearly $6.9 million for crop-related research through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).

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  • 02
    Dec 2014

    Submission to the CTA review panel

    The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, along with Sask Pulse, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), submitted preliminary recommendations on the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) review panel this morning.

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