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Livestock company fined for serious worker injury

Livestock company fined for serious worker injury

Feb 23, 2024 | 11:26am
In a recent court appearance, Holdstock Livestock Ltd. pleaded guilty to a violation of occupational health and safety regulations. The charges followed an incident near Weyburn, on April 7, 2022, where a worker was seriously injured by a bull. The court imposed a fine of $35,714.29 on the company, with an additional $14,285.71 surcharge, highlighting […]
APAS issues concerns over reduction of Advance Payment Program

APAS issues concerns over reduction of Advance Payment Program

Feb 22, 2024 | 9:26am
The recent decision to reduce the interest-free portion of the Advance Payment Program (APP) from $350,000 to $100,000 has stirred apprehension within the agricultural community across Canada, with the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) issuing numerous concerns. The Advance Payment Program is a federal loan guarantee initiative that has served as a resource for […]

Crop farmers asked to help their ranching neighbours as Prairie drought continues

Jul 25, 2023 | 8:14am

Saskatchewan farmers forced to write off drought-afflicted crops are being asked to consider ways to turn those crops into cattle feed instead. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), an industry association, put out a plea recently to grain farmers to help their rancher neighbours get through another summer of drought. APAS president Ian Boxall […]

‘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 […]

Sask Ag Today Dot Com Is Here

Jul 18, 2023 | 3:28pm

Harvard Media and Harvard Media News is announcing the launch of “Sask Ag Today dot com”. The new web site is dedicated to covering the fast-moving prairie agricultural industry. With its launch coinciding with the opening of Ag in Motion in Langham, SK, Harvard Media is more than doubling its investment in agricultural news and […]

In backrooms and on social media, battle rages over law to expand railway competition

Jun 11, 2023 | 8:17am

A new rail shipping rule is poised to drive up inefficiency and consumer costs. Or it will drive them straight down. It depends who you ask. Set to come into effect with Ottawa’s federal budget bill, an obscure law has Canada’s two main railways fighting back over concerns about expenses and congestion, with the drama […]