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Protect Your Investment With Livestock Price Insurance

Saskatchewan cattle producers may want to consider price insurance for their calves as uncertainty about the future direction of livestock market continues. With a number of uncontrollable factors at play, the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) would like to remind producers they can reduce the risk of market uncertainty and protect the value of their calves with the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP)

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Wireworms - We're Just Seeing the Tip of the Iceberg

Damage to field crops by wireworms is poised to escalate across the Prairies. Neil Whatley, crop specialist at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, explains how producers can be proactive about finding solutions in their areas by submitting samples to Canada’s wireworm research team. “Lindane insecticide, such as Vitavax Dual, etc., kept wireworm numbers low for several decades on the Prairies,” says Whatley. “Since the ban of this organochlorine pesticide in 2004, wireworm damage in field crops is rebounding. Some researchers say we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg.”

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MPs meet communities benefitting from Canadian support in Nicaragua

From January 14 to 19, four members of Parliament travelled with Foodgrains Bank executive director Jim Cornelius to visit Government of Canada-funded agricultural development projects in Nicaragua. They saw first-hand how Canadian support is making a difference for people around the world fighting their way out of poverty.

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