Grand Opening held for new fertilizer facility in Rosetown

Grand Opening held for new fertilizer facility in Rosetown

Oct 11, 2023 | 4:18pm
A grand opening was held this morning (Wed) for a new fertilizer production facility in Rosetown. The AGT Soileos Production Facility is the result of an ongoing partnership between AGT Foods and Lucent BioSciences. The Protein Industries Canada supercluster also contributed to the project. The facility is being touted as state-of-the-art with “a focus on sustainability, […]

Sask potash industry ramps up production

Jun 27, 2022 | 2:22pm

The potash industry in Saskatchewan is ramping up production to meet growing demand amid concern about global food security. Saskatchewan is positioning itself to fill market gaps left by sanctions placed on Russia and Belarus. Nutrien will be ramping up potash capability to 18 million tons by 2025, a jump of more than 5 million […]

StatsCan crop production report points to drought-reduced yields

Dec 3, 2021 | 11:49am

The latest production estimates from StatsCan shows a significant drop in crop production this past year due to drought. Wheat production dropped 48 percent to 21.7 million tons across Canada and 8.3 million tons in Saskatchewan. Wheat yields averaged 26 bushels an acre in Saskatchewan, down 43 percent. Canola production decreased 35 percent nationally to […]

Sask. crop production forecast to be near record in 2020

Sep 3, 2020 | 5:09am

A near record crop production is forecast for Saskatchewan this year. Agriculture Minister David Marit says total production is expected to be above last year’s 37.4 million ton crop and could hit 38 million tons. Although it was hot and dry this summer, he says timely rains were important. This year’s production could be close […]

Sask. forage producers have new internet tool to improve crop production

Jun 12, 2020 | 4:44am

Saskatchewan forage producers have a new internet tool to help increase production. The Saskatchewan Forage Council has launched Forage U-Pick. Project manager Julie MacKenzie says the forage species selective interactive tool is useful for farmers across Western Canada. MacKenzie says the Forage U-Pick program provides options for producers to pick the best type of grass […]

StatsCan’s latest crop report says canola production fell but many other grains rose

Dec 6, 2019 | 10:46am

  The latest StatsCan report released Friday says fall crop production in Saskatchewan fell for canola but rose for wheat, peas, oats and barley. The farm survey says canola production dropped 7.3 percent in this province to 10 million tons while wheat and lentils jumped 5 percent. Nationally, farmers reported producing more wheat, barley and […]