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Our Food Has a Story: Celebrating Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan

The government has proclaimed October as Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan. This year’s theme is once again “Our Food Has a Story,” to continue telling the stories of how food is produced and ends up on our plates.

“Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers have a passion to sustainably produce healthy and affordable food, something that is at the heart of our industry in Saskatchewan,” Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said. “This month provides an opportunity for producers to connect with consumers about what we do, and why we do it. For example, there’s a great story behind the high-quality feed ranchers choose – it leads to healthy livestock and nutritious food for families.”

During the month of October, the Ministry of Agriculture, Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan and Ag More Than Ever are collaborating with industry to share food stories and engage the public in conversations about modern agriculture.

 

Our Food Has a Story: Celebrating Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan Agriculture  Crops Cattle

 

The month-long campaign will feature four weekly sub-themes: “Health and Nutrition” from October 1 – 7, “Affordability” from October 8 – 14, “Food Safety” from October 15 – 21, and “Sustainability” from October 22 – 31.

A number of “agvocates” have been selected as the faces of Agriculture Month and they will share their connection to food and what agriculture means in their lives. These voices include blogger Laura Monchuk, rancher Adrienne Ivey and registered dietitian Brooke Bulloch. To find out more about these spokespeople, visit www.OurFoodHasAStory.ca.

“We are excited to continue the great values-based conversations about the role of modern agriculture through the Our Food Has a Story campaign,” Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan Chair, Erwin Hanley said. “The inspiring stories we are hearing are helping us all gain a further understanding of how a productive and healthy agriculture industry contributes to our quality of life.”

To stay up to date on this year’s Agriculture Month events, follow the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture on Twitter @SKAgriculture, on Facebook at Saskatchewan Agriculture or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/ag-month. Share your stories using #OurFoodHasAStory and #AgMonth17 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Source: Government of Saskatchewan

Crop Report for the Period August 29 to September 4, 2017

Warm and dry weather has harvest well ahead of the five year average according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report.  Forty-five per cent of the crop is now in the bin, compared to the five year (2012-2016) average for this time of year of 28 per cent combined.  Twenty-eight per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight cut.
Harvest progress is most advanced in the southwest region where 70 per cent of the crop is now combined.  The southeast region has 60 per cent combined, the west-central region 44 per cent and the east-central region 36 per cent.  The northeast region has 12 per cent combined while northwest region has 18 per cent combined.

Ninety-nine per cent of fall rye and winter wheat, 91 per cent of lentils, 90 per cent of field peas, 58 per cent of mustard, 62 per cent of durum, 51 per cent of barley, 27 per cent of triticale, 38 per cent of spring wheat and 26 per cent of canola have now been combined.  Twenty-four per cent of oats, 31 per cent of chickpeas, 16 per cent of canary seed and nine per cent of flax have been combined.  Forty-nine per cent of canola and 29 per cent of spring wheat and mustard have been swathed or ready to straight cut.  Not much progress has been made on soybean as harvest progress for this crop remains at 18 per cent combined, similar to the previous week.

Crop Report for the Period August 29 to September 4, 2017 Agriculture SouthWest Saskatchewan  Crops

The majority of the province received little to no rainfall this past week, with the highest rainfall for the week (56 mm) reported in the Langenburg area.  No other area received a similar amount of rainfall, as the next highest amount reported was six mm in the Nipawin area.  The Pierceland area still holds the highest amount of rainfall received in the province since April 1 at 543 mm.

Topsoil moisture conditions remain low.  Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as 24 per cent adequate, 42 per cent short and 34 per cent very short.  Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as 19 per cent adequate, 38 per cent short and 43 per cent very short.

The majority of crop damage this past week is attributed to lack of moisture and strong winds.

Producers are busy combining, desiccating crops and hauling bales and grain.

For a complete Crop Report, visit http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/redirect.cfm?p=87064&i=101539.

Follow the 2017 Crop Report on Twitter at @SKAgriculture.

Source: Government of Saskatchewan

Crop Report for the Period August 22 to 28, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

Relatively warm and dry weather has allowed producers to continue making good time with harvest, according to Saskatchewan Agriculture’s Weekly Crop Report. Twenty-six per cent of the crop is now in the bin, well ahead of the five year (2012-2016) average for this time of year of 16 per cent combined. Twenty-four per cent of the crop is swathed or ready to straight-cut.

Harvest is most advanced in the southwestern region, where 49 per cent of the crop is now combined. The southeastern region has 37 per cent combined, the west-central region 23 per cent and the east-central region 14 per cent. The northeastern region has four per cent combined, while the northwestern region has five per cent of the crop in the bin.

Ninety-eight per cent of fall rye and winter wheat, 76 per cent of lentils, 74 per cent of field peas, 42 per cent of mustard, 32 per cent of durum, 26 per cent of barley, 21 per cent of triticale, 14 per cent of spring wheat and 10 per cent of canola have now been combined. Eighteen per cent of soybeans, seven per cent of oats and chickpeas, two per cent of canary seed and one per cent of flax have been combined. Thirty-nine per cent of canola and 25 per cent of spring wheat and mustard are swathed or ready to straight-cut.

The majority of the province received little to no rainfall this past week; the highest rainfall for the week (10 mm) was reported in the Rama area. The Pierceland area still holds record for the most rainfall in the province since April 1 at 543 mm.

Crop Report for the Period August 22 to 28, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan Agriculture SouthWest Saskatchewan  Crops

With the warm temperatures and lack of rainfall this past week, topsoil moisture conditions continue to deteriorate. Across the province, topsoil moisture on cropland is rated as one per cent surplus, 26 per cent adequate, 44 per cent short and 29 per cent very short. Hay land and pasture topsoil moisture is rated as one per cent surplus, 20 per cent adequate, 37 per cent short and 42 per cent very short.

The majority of crop damage this past week is attributed to lack of moisture, insects and strong winds. Producers continue to scout for insects such as bertha armyworm in canola.

Producers are busy combining, desiccating crops and hauling bales and grain.

SaskPower received seven reports of farm machinery coming into contact with power equipment last week, bringing the total in August to 19. SaskPower reminds producers to be aware of their surroundings at all times. More safety information is available at www.saskpower.com/safety.

A complete Crop Report is available at http://www.publications.gov.sk.ca/redirect.cfm?p=86868&i=101019.

Follow the 2017 Crop Report on Twitter at @SKAgriculture.

Source: Crop Report for the Period August 22 to 28, 2017 | News and Media | Government of Saskatchewan

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