Sask. man, World Bank employee, arrested by FBI hires top trial lawyer

Sask. man, World Bank employee, arrested by FBI hires top trial lawyer

Mar 25, 2024 | 8:02am
WARNING: This story contains details of sexual assault and may be disturbing to some readers. A Saskatchewan man who works for the World Bank and was arrested by the FBI has hired a top Washington criminal defence attorney. Court documents obtained by SaskToday.ca show that he was initially represented by a public defender.  Matthew Norman Ballek, 31, who […]
New farm equipment sales expected to be slow in 2024: FCC Report

New farm equipment sales expected to be slow in 2024: FCC Report

Dec 5, 2023 | 9:06pm
Farm Credit Canada is projecting new farm equipment sales in 2024 to slow down, based on a variety of factors. In FCC’s Canadian Farm Equipment Market Outlook, the conclusion is based on high interest rates, increased equipment prices, a decline in commodity prices, drought in Western Canada, and tighter revenues in the livestock sectors. A […]

Sask Stock Growers president see 2022 as a mixed year for cattle producers

Dec 28, 2022 | 2:06pm

2022 is being described as a mixed year for cattle producers across Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Stock Growers president Garner Deobald says producers had more rainfall this past year but the southwest remains extremely dry. Some producers are being forced to haul water. But he says cattle prices were on the upswing this fall, as was costs […]

Mixed outlook for grain prices this winter

Nov 14, 2022 | 2:27pm

There’s a mixed outlook for grain prices this winter. The chief market analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions, Neil Townsend, says large supplies of lower quality wheat from Russia and Australia could affect the market this winter. But he says demand remains strong for Canada’s high quality wheat. Townsend expects wheat prices to remain flat for […]

Nutrien expects continued strong demand for crop inputs this fall

Aug 4, 2022 | 2:32pm

  The latest market outlook from Nutrien says global grain stocks-to-use ratios remain well below average levels, which should continue to support crop prices. The outlook says prices for key crops like wheat, soybeans and corn are up 25 to 35 percent compared to the ten year average, providing strong incentive for farmers to increase […]

Last weekend of spring will feel like summer

Jun 17, 2022 | 12:00pm

Plenty of water and shade will be needed in Saskatchewan this weekend. Heat advisories have been issued for western and central areas of the province with the humidex possibly reaching +40 degrees on Saturday.  Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Battlefords, Kindersley and Outlook areas are all under advisories. Environment Canada’s Alyssa Pederson explains that an upper […]

Heat Warnings issued for west and central Saskatchewan

Jun 17, 2022 | 5:34am

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for the western and central Saskatchewan. Moose Jaw, Swift Current, Outlook, Battlefords and Kindersley areas are all under heat advisories as the first major heat event hits Saskatchewan this weekend. The warnings are in place because humidex values could exceed +40 on Saturday. Heat warnings are issued when very […]

SaskWheat outlook points to continued high prices in short term

Jun 15, 2022 | 5:12am

  The rising price of grain has prompted SaskWheat to release some stark numbers. Market analyst Marlene Boersch says the world will need an additional 240 billion dollars to properly feed itself this year compared to last year. Boersch expects demand will eventually be affected by the high prices and will weaken from record levels. […]

SaskWheat market analyst says Russia is weaponizing food

May 26, 2022 | 5:50am

As weather warms, Russia is using wheat rather than energy to try to end economic sanctions imposed after the invasion of Ukraine. Marlene Boersh with Mercantile Consulting Venture compiles the weekly market report for the Sask Wheat Development Commission. She says Russia refused a UN request for export corridors for Ukrainian wheat shipments. Boersch says […]

Environment Canada models point to normal spring and summer weather in Southern Sask

May 10, 2022 | 5:50am

  Environment Canada’s senior climatologist says long-range models do not point to a repeat of last year’s drought in southern Saskatchewan. David Phillips says western areas of the province are dry and eastern areas are wet. But he says the province is approaching the rainy season of May, June and July. Phillips says the weather […]