farming

History, One Line at a Time

History, One Line at a Time

Feb 15, 2024 | 9:24am
Foggy. Kids to School. Off to the dentist Diary entries that were short and too the point.
Farm Toys for Everyone!

Farm Toys for Everyone!

Feb 7, 2024 | 8:23am
If there is a topic or an event that requires a prop chances are I’m going to have something that represents. It just requires going to the tickle trunk. And I have many of them! Today, it was the ERTL 1991 die-cast Massey-Ferguson 3050 tractor with front end-loader and attachments. I knew exactly where to […]
The size of farms today

The size of farms today

Sep 6, 2023 | 11:31am
Working at 620 CKRM teaches a person a lot about the agriculture industry in this province and how much it has changed over the years. Events like Canada’s Farm Show, Agribition, Ag in Motion, and even our Country Cookouts show people how big farming has become. First and foremost, the sheer size of machinery is […]

‘Not as dramatic’: Saskatchewan farmers draining water demonstrate benefits

Jul 22, 2023 | 8:31am

It’s an area of farmland Ryan Maurer says is worth as much as a Lamborghini. High run-off flooded one of his fields in spring 2022, leaving shallow pools of water. This was before the farmer opened ditches to drain it. “Would you take your Lamborghini and park it in a slough?” Maurer asked on his […]

Esterhazy farmer says rain has been hit-and-miss

Jul 12, 2023 | 3:54pm

An Esterhazy area farmer says when you plant 52-thousand acres, you have a lot riding on your crops. Hrushka Farms near Esterhazy is certainly one of the largest grain farms in Saskatchewan. Rain has been hit-and-miss this summer and Kevin Hrushka says that has impacted crop development, saying the north end of his land looks […]

Statistics Canada released results of June 2023 field crops survey

Jun 28, 2023 | 2:01pm

Statistics Canada released highlights of the June 2023 Field Crops survey pertaining to the 2023 seeding areas of principal field crops. Saskatchewan farmers indicated they planted more canola, spring wheat, durum wheat, barley, and mustard seed, and less lentils, dry field peas, oats, flax seed, and canary seed. Producers planted 12.4 million acres of canola […]

Jim Smalley Honoured at Canadian Western Agribition

Dec 2, 2022 | 12:07pm

For decades producers and those tied to the agriculture industry have heard the famous line “Good afternoon, and good farming”, as 620CKRM Ag News Director Jim Smalley signs off his show”Saskatchewan Agriculture Today”. Smalley has been the agricultural news director at 620CKRM for 40 years and recently announced that he will be retiring in the […]

Canada’s farmers need tech, investment to cut carbon emissions: report

Nov 7, 2022 | 11:26am

Canada’s agriculture sector needs to increase food production while also investing in sustainability to reduce emissions, according to a new report by RBC. The report in collaboration with the BCG Centre for Canada’s Future and the University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute said Canada needs to increase its food production by a quarter by 2050 […]

New living lab being developed to identify agricultural climate solutions in Saskatchewan

Jul 29, 2022 | 1:13pm

A new producer-centred project based in Saskatchewan will join a national network of living labs aimed at sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from farmland. The South of the Divide Conservation Action Program, Inc. (SODCAP) is launching the project to identify agricultural practices to mitigate climate change. The new living lab will investigate how […]

Innovation awards presented at Canada’s Farm Show in Regina

Jun 21, 2022 | 11:51am

  Canada’s Farm Show has announced three winners in the innovation awards. The first winner is VeriGrain sample acquisition and information management system. VeriGrain allows farmers to track grain quality and quantity as it is being sampled while being loaded in and out of storage. A second winner is Soileos Bioactive crop nutrients. Lucent Bio […]