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  • Innovations in wheat expected from cross-country funding collaboration

    Canadian wheat farmers will see significant benefits through the newly announced Canadian National Wheat Cluster. Worth nearly $25 million over five years, projects funded through the Wheat Cluster address common issues that farmers face and will lead to improved varieties and agronomic practices.

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  • Cereal commissions call for changes in value creation consultations

    Western Canadian cereal commissions including the barley, oat and wheat commissions from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan are calling for major changes in the Government of Canada’s current consultation process on value creation. In a letter to federal agriculture minister Lawrence MacAulay, the commissions say the likelihood of an industry wide agreement on either of the proposed models is low and are asking for more consultation including consideration of other options. Further consultations must focus on engaging producers with a new value proposition.

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  • Saskatchewan grain farmers must be heard before value capture changes made

    The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) is calling on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to engage in broader consultations with Canadian grain farmers before making any changes to how research and variety development are funded for Canadian crops such as wheat.

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The Wheat Field November 2018

CASH PRICES

  • NE Sask Spot
  • 1 CWRS 13.5 $6.71/bu
  • 1 CWAD 13.0 $6.51/bu
  • 1 CPSR 11.5 n/a
  • NW Sask Spot
  • 1 CWRS 13.5 $6.97/bu
  • 1 CWAD 13.0 $6.48/bu
  • 1 CPSR 11.5 n/a
  • SE Sask Spot
  • 1 CWRS 13.5 $6.65/bu
  • 1 CWAD 13.0 $6.59/bu
  • 1 CPSR 11.5 n/a
  • SW Sask Spot
  • 1 CWRS 13.5 $6.82/bu
  • 1 CWAD 13.0 $6.51/bu
  • 1 CPSR 11.5 n/a
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Latest Research

SK Water Monitoring for Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Water quality information currently available to understand neonicotinoid concentrations in the environment is based on limited data, especially in prairie streams and rivers. Information from these water monitoring programs could influence the decision on the phase-out of imidacloprid and the subsequent special review of the other two neonicotinoids.

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