Agriculture has always been a vital part of Saskatchewan and Canada. Today is celebrated as the first Ag Day across Canada.

Candace Hill, Manager of Agricultural More Than Ever, spoke about the reasons for establishing an Ag Day, "The day was inspired by the farmers and individuals who are part of Canadian agricultural in addition to the organizations who are part of Canadian Ag as well. It's really an opportunity for us to come together as a community to amplify our story and connect with people outside of agriculture about where food comes from, how it's produced, and the people who produce it."

The theme for this year is 'Let's Celebrate the Food We Love'. Hill says that the theme was chosen because food is a great way to connect with other people. "With Canadian Agriculture being one of the industries that provides a lot of the food ingredients that goes into the food that people see on their grocery store shelves. It's really just an opportunity to create that common ground and connect over something we all have in common."

Hill hopes that farmers and people within the ag industry share their story and connect with those outside of the industry.

Agriculture More Than Ever is promoting events across Canada that tie in with Ag Day. Ag Day Events. They also encourage people to use the #CdnAgDay on social media and talk about the day, whether it be sharing photos of a farm or asking questions about agriculture. 

Ag News

Seeding 60% of the Way Done

Provincial Progress According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Crop Report for May 16th - 22nd, the province now has 60% of crop seeded. Producers are catching up to the five year average, which is 65%…

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Flea beetles starting to emerge

While most canola seed is treated with an insecticide to fight flea beetles, one agronomist says it's still important to scout for the insect. Angela Brackenreed, with the Canola Council of Canada,…

Two New Ag Water Management Boards

The Saskatchewan Government is creating two Agricultural Water Management Advisory Boards as a part of new legislation surrounding the Water Security Agency. Scott Moe, the minister responsible for…

Wheat Growers Welcomes New Transportation Legislation

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, (WCWGA) is welcoming new transportation legislation introduced by the federal government earlier last week. Executive Director Robin Speer says western…

Transporting Farm Equipment this Long Weekend

With warm weather in the forecast, producers will be looking to get ahead in seeding this weekend. Farmers should be aware that there are restrictions on moving loaded farm equipment on Fridays,…

SK Farmers Have 30% of Crop Seeded

Producers were able to make some noticeable progress this past week for seeding. 30% of the 2017 crop is now in the ground, according the weekly crop report for May 9th - 15th. Saskatchewan is now…

Canadian Durum Growers Concerned Over Italian Country Of Origin Labeling Proposal

Canada could soon find itself engaged in another battle over Country of Origin Labeling. The Italian government has submitted a proposal to the EU Commission that would require labeling on all pasta…

11% of Crop Seeded Provincially

According to Saskatchewan Agriculture's Crop Report for May 2nd to 8th, most farmers have started seeding for 2017. 11% of crop is now in the ground, which is slightly lower than the five year…

2016 Ag Census Results Show Fewer But Larger Farms

Statistics Canada has released the results from the 2016 Census of Agriculture. Findings show that farm operators are slightly older and there are fewer farms in Canada than in 2011. The 2016 Census…

Sharing the Road with Farm Equipment

Farmers are getting busier and busier with seeding season here. Drivers may notice some large farm equipment on the highways and grid roads more often now. These vehicles are often a hazard, as they…

Grain Growers of Canada looking for bill C-30 to be extended

Grain Growers of Canada are calling for the federal government to extend the provisions in bill C-30 the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act that mandate the timely transportation of grain. The…

Cattle Prices On The Rebound

Cattle prices have had a good run so far in 2017. Brian Perillat is a manager and senior market analyst with CanFax. "2016 was a really rough ride and hit some major lows in October and basically…

MP Anderson worried about the Ag Portfolio

Conservative Agriculture Critic ( and Cypress Hills-Grasslands MP) David Anderson raising concerns about what’s happening in the Ag Portfolio. He says Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay…

Crop Report for April 25 - May 1

Farmers have been slowly getting back out in field as the weather allows it. Rain and even snow has delayed spring field work, including applying herbicide, harrowing and seeding in some areas.…

Sask government to stop the Saskatchewan Pasture Program after 2017

The Provincial Government is planning on winding down the Saskatchewan Pasture Program. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart says managing private cattle is not a business that government should…

WCWGA looking for a free flow of wheat between U.S. and Canada

In the last couple of weeks, there’s been a lot of discussion regarding trade between Canada and the U-S. The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association wants to see Canada and the U-S harmonize…

New potash mine opens in Bethune

K+S officially opened its new potash mine yesterday at Bethune. Bethune is the most modern potash facility in the world and will sustainably strengthen the raw material and production base of the K+S…

2017 Crop Protection Guide now out

Farmers are being reminded to pick up the new 2017 Crop Protection Guide from Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture. Brent Flaten the Ministry’s Integrated Pest Management Specialist says the book…

Rain adds delay to seeding season

Rain showers today and tomorrow will add another delay to spring seeding activities. Drew Lerner is the Senior Agri-Meteorologist with World Weather Inc expects things to turnaround later this week…

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