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Mounties trying to track down cattle thieves

The RCMP are looking for some cattle rustlers in southwest Saskatchewan.

According to the Mounties six calves were stolen from a pasture/yard on a farm near Viceroy, which is west of Assiniboia. In a news release the RCMP said it happened between Nov. 4 and 8.

The calves are a Charolais/Angus cross. They're not branded but they do have tags in the left ear with the letters "GN."

RCMP are asking anyone with information about this to call them at 1-306-268-2144 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

YouTube star talks social media with Sask. farmers

A YouTube sensation was in Saskatchewan Thursday to speak to local farmers about the importance of using social media to promote agriculture.
 
Greg Peterson is the young Kansas farmer behind viral parody vidoes that put an agriculture spin on a popular song.  He explained getting young people involved in farming is important and social media can help with that.
 

Saskatchewan farmer celebrates best harvest in province's history

When there was still snow on the ground at his farm near Rouleau this April, Bill Aulie never could have imagined the yield he would get this year. But it turned into the best crop he ever had.

“Conditions started off a little tenuous in the spring. It was late and we still had snow banks in the end of April when we should be getting ready to seed,” he said.

May and June didn’t necessarily have the best conditions either, staying mostly cool. But as the weather warmed up in July, Aulie said his luck turned.

World's largest agriculture auction in Saskatoon

After a record harvest, it seems many farmers in Saskatchewan were more willing to open up their wallets at a recent farm auction.

Farmers harvest largest crop in Saskatchewan's history

At 38.4 million tonnes, it’s the largest crop Saskatchewan has ever produced.

On Wednesday, Statistics Canada released its November report on principal crop production that showed that this year’s crop is the largest Saskatchewan has ever produced.

Their estimates show a 40 per cent overall increase in production from 2012, which is about one-and-a-half times the 10-year production average and outpaces goals set by the province for 2020 by nearly 2 million tonnes.

Workers, businesses in shock over potash layoffs in Lanigan

A group of men joke as they sit around a table at the local union building in Lanigan, but the topic they're discussing is no laughing matter.

People in town are still grappling with the shocking news that 240 workers were laid off from the town's potash mine Tuesday morning. 

VIDEO: PotashCorp to lay off 440 people in Saskatchewan

PotashCorp is cutting its workforce by about 18 per cent with the biggest hits here at home in Saskatchewan.

The company announced Tuesday morning that about 440 positions will be lost in the province. Another 605 positions will be eliminated worldwide.

"It's a tough day for the company," said Bill Doyle, PotashCorp's president and chief executive. "This is not something that we ever wanted to see but it's responding to market conditions and making sure we do the right thing for the company going forward."

Regina made $20 million from Agribition this year

After all the numbers were tallied, and the cattle tagged organizers are calling 2013's Canadian Western Agribition a resounding success.

"Free admission on Monday combined with an expanded trade show, live stage entertainment and a family atmosphere contributed to the success of this year's show," said Reed Andrew, president of the CWA, in a news release.

Sask surplus still expected despite lower revenues

The province insists its budget remains right on track despite a couple of bumps along the line.

The mid-year report released today says a surplus is still expected on both sides of the ledger despite the expectation that government revenues will come in nearly $34 million lower than originally predicted.

Another year of Agribition comes to an end

Another year has gone by for the Canadian Western Agribition.
The show wrapped up Friday with a number of different events, including a heavy horse demonstration and dog sports.

CEO Marty Seymour said he’s happy with how the show panned out.

“I would say we had another outstanding show. We think it might be the best one yet,” he said, adding that official attendance numbers won’t be released for another week or two.

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