- Reports of diamondback moth captures are occurring in multiple regions. Numbers are currently low to moderate, but we will continue to monitor and update this data weekly.
- Trade Statistics - Trade export numbers now updated.
- Crop Report has started for the 2023 growing season.
- Sustainable CAP launched on April 1, 2023 - The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP) is a five-year, $485-million investment by federal and provincial governments in strategic initiatives for Saskatchewan agriculture.
- 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.
- Crop Production News is back for 2023. Check out the latest edition now.
- An Agri-Environmental Risk Assessment evaluates practices in soil and nutrient management; crop and pest management; water, biodiversity and land use; handling and storage of farm inputs; pollution and energy efficiency, and livestock and feed management.
- Irrigation Regulatory Requirements - Legislated requirements for irrigation districts and irrigators as identified in The Irrigation Act, 2019 and The Irrigation Regulations, 2020.
New Sask Ag Now Blog Posts:
- The Importance of Branding - There are many types of livestock identification but a brand is recognized as the most evident proof of ownership.
- Bee-ing Resilient and Pollinating Prosperity - Learn more about the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership programs for apiculture and how it can help you.
- Fall Weed Management for Livestock Producers in Saskatchewan - Fall is here, but weeds don't rest! Livestock producers in Saskatchewan must stay proactive to prevent costly infestations.
- Dormant Seeding Perennial Forages - Are you seeding perennial forages this fall? Click the link to get information on available funding.
- Managing Mineral Intake - Encouraging free choice mineral intake can be a challenge. Calculating expected consumption and comparing it to actual consumption is the starting point to figuring out what to do next.
- CowBytes is Back - CowBytes is back. Find out how this software can help your beef operation.
- Using Canola as Cattle Feed - Canola can make an excellent protein or forage source, but there are a few key considerations before using it in your ration.
- Black Crops and Sooty Moulds - Sooty moulds are saprophytic fungi that don’t have any effect on yield, by can affect the quality of your harvested crop.
- Which of Your Cows Are Most Efficient? - Efficient cows are cows that produce a big calf at weaning without losing their own condition. Determine how your cows rank within your herd using this calculator.
- Corn Smut – An Anomaly In Your Cornfields - As cornfields mature you may notice greyish, black blobs where an ear is supposed to be. Find out what these are and how you can manage them.
- Alternative Benefits of Forages in Marginal Acres - Find out how the ministry has partnered with SaskSoils to compare the environmental services provided by annual/biennial polycrop blends and perennial forages.
- Beware of Poisonous Plants Under Dry Pasture Conditions - Cattle usually avoid poisonous plants because they taste bitter but when pasture recovery is slow, animals have to look for adequate vegetation, which can be risky. Check out this article to learn more about the risk of livestock poisoning from certain plants.
- 2023 Clubroot Monitoring Program in Saskatchewan - Continued monitoring of clubroot in Saskatchewan is important to limit the spread and severity of the disease in the province.
- You Know the Drill: Saskatchewan Seeding Equipment - Watch as Saskatchewan crop farmer Jake Leguee demonstrates how an air seeding system works.
- Salvaging Crops as Feed for Livestock - Can you salvage a crop as livestock feed? Read this article to learn more.
- Addressing Lameness on Pasture - Using preventative strategies and administering timely, appropriate treatment, are essential to manage lameness on pasture.
Agriculture News Releases
Find all of the News Releases issued by the Ministry of Agriculture in this filtered list: