Fields of anxiety: Overcoming stigma to address mental health struggles of farmers

Fields of anxiety: Overcoming stigma to address mental health struggles of farmers

Dec 21, 2023 | 7:38am
Christi Friesen remembers her husband saying he knew that the cloud of depression over her was finally lifting when he saw her smile at the end of the gruelling 2016 harvest season. That October had been brutal, with three storms dumping about 20 centimetres of snow on the couple’s Peace River, Alta., grain farm. On […]

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 […]

AgriStability increasing from 50 to 75 percent in Sask. as producers deal with drought

Aug 4, 2021 | 5:03pm

The federal and provincial government have agreed to increase AgriStability for Saskatchewan producers from 50 percent to 75 percent. The move comes as many of the province’s producers are locked in the middle of a severe drought. Federal Ag Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says by unlocking more funds through interim payments, more cash can be delivered […]

October is Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan

Oct 12, 2020 | 9:13am

October is Agriculture month in Saskatchewan, and is an excellent time to connect those who grow food with consumers. The executive director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, Clinton Monchuk, says one of the goals is to generate authentic conversations between urban residents and farmers. “We’ve had quite a few more inquiries that have come […]