- The 2023 wheat midge survey map has been added to the website.
- The sclerotinia incidence map has been updated for 2023.
- Updated herbicide carryover risk level maps have been added to the Herbicide Residue page.
- Drought in Saskatchewan - The resources and programs listed on this page are to support Saskatchewan’s agriculture sector when faced with drought conditions.
- The newly announced Beekeeper Extraordinary Expense (BEE) Program provides financial assistance for eligible commercial producers to purchase replacement colonies due to extraordinary honeybee colony loss during the 2021/2022 winter.
- Regenerative Agriculture Practices on the Prairies - Guiding principles of regenerative agriculture can be used to maintain and improve sustainability on an operation.
- Saskatchewan Small Holder Swine Health Surveillance Program - The Ministry of Agriculture offers free post-mortem examination of non-commercial, small holder domestic swine to veterinarians, producers and owners in Saskatchewan through Prairie Diagnostic Services (PDS) in Saskatoon. Learn about eligibility and how to submit swine for examination.
New Sask Ag Now Blog Posts:
- Pea Leaf Weevil Populations - Is there pea leaf weevil in your area? If so, you should prepare for it now!
- Winter Watering Systems - Finding ways to reduce power consumption or to provide winter watering options in locations where power isn’t conveniently available has resulted in different approaches to provide water to livestock.
- Healthy Seeding Rates for Tame Forage - Establishing tame forage is an investment that requires thoughtful long-term planning, preparation and regular maintenance.
- Drought Impact on Cattle Open Rates - For cow-calf operations, a major component of profitability is reproductive efficiency or the number of calves weaned per cow exposed. When opening rates are higher than expected, it can be difficult to pinpoint the factors that contributed. Dry conditions over the past several years have impacted many aspects of beef operations, including those that contribute to open rates.
- Crops Winter Webinars - We have eight new crop webinars available this winter. Check out the lineup of topics and speakers we have and register today!
- SLIM: Empowering Sustainable Manufacturing in Saskatchewan - Diving into the Saskatchewan Lean Improvements in Manufacturing (SLIM) Program, exploring its impact on agribusiness efficiency and environmental stewardship.
- Raise a Fork to Canadian Agriculture - How are you celebrating Canadian Agriculture Day?
- Funding Available for Bison Producers - Saskatchewan bison producers can access programs to support sustainable and resilient bison production.
- Resilient Agricultural Landscapes Program - Learn more about the Resilient Agricultural Landscapes Program.
- Shelterbelt Benefits and their Function in Livestock Extensive Wintering Sites - Shelterbelts can provide numerous environmental and economic benefits which can be advantageous for livestock operations.
- Spring Management of Extensive Winter-Feeding Sites - Early planning to manage extensive wintering sites for beef cattle can help to protect soil and water resources and maximize nutrient retention for subsequent crop/forage production.
- Sclerotinia Incidence and Management - The sclerotinia incidence map for 2023 is now available.
- Let’s Chat About Winterfat (The Good Kind) - Learn more about the good kind of winter fat and other native plant species that can benefit extended grazing practices.
- Balancing Requirements When Measuring by the Bale and the Pail - Feed costs can account for up to 30 per cent of the total cost of producing cattle in a year. Follow these strategies for minimizing winter season feeding losses to get some of those dollars back.
- Pasture Management During Severe Dry Conditions - Careful attention to pasture management during drought can help steer productivity of the pastureland in the future. Implementation of various management strategies can help minimize longer-term impacts and promote quicker recovery once moisture returns.
- The Importance of Vitamin A for Beef Cows - Challenging environmental conditions impact pasture and forage quality, including vitamin A content. Creating a plan for appropriate vitamin A supplementation is a relatively easy and inexpensive step that can have a significant positive impact on cow health and productivity.
- Unproductive Areas in Fields: Time to Reconsider What to Do? - Unproductive areas in your field? Perennial forages may be the solution you are looking for to make them productive again.
- What's in a Seed Test? - Thinking about skipping out on seed testing this year? Here’s how a seed test gives insight into your seed quality.
- Investing in Continuous Improvement and Continuing Education - Continuing education and continuous improvement are valid concepts to employ in farm businesses. Invest in yourself, your employees and your business – gather knowledge judiciously, apply it wisely.
- Sustainable Sourcing - What’s in it For Saskatchewan Producers? - Going the extra mile to meet consumer demand can open doors to broader market access or premium pricing for agricultural products.
Agriculture News Releases
Find all of the News Releases issued by the Ministry of Agriculture in this filtered list: