It's one of the trendiest health foods on the market right now and the only producer in the country is based in Saskatchewan.
Michael Dutcheshen has been growing quinoa in the Kamsack area for the past 20 years.
"We know it grows well, we just hadn't pushed too many acres because the market wasn't there at the time," said the owner of Northern Quinoa Corporation.
But today demand has skyrocketed -- the pseudo-grain is gluten free and is an attractive option for vegetarians.
Corman Park officials are looking to change the zoning bylaws in the rural municipality to allow more homes per quarter-section of land.
Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood said the best way to look at this change is to consider what you can do with a half-quarter section, or 80 acres.
“On 80 acres of land, what you’re allowed to do (if we go ahead with this) is sell one parcel of 10 acres or two five-acre lots and still live on 70 acres,” said Harwood.
A project at the University of Regina is taking poop to new heights. Dubbed the "poop on the roof" project, it's testing how bacteria can survive in cow manure through a Saskatchewan winter.
It was an emotional look at the people who are at the root of it all, when it comes to putting food on the table.
A Superbowl commercial made by Dodge looks at the trials and tribulations of a farmer.
"Being a farmer myself for over 60 years, I thought it portrayed a lot of things that farmers go through, it got me in the area of the fate that farmers have," said Percey Schmeisser, a farmer from Bruno.
Nearly 250 farmers and ranchers who use federally-run community
pastures in Saskatchewan have voted to form an association.
The Community Pasture Patron's Association of Saskatchewan (CPPAS) was formed in response to the federal government's decision to stop managing the pastures.
The 75-year-old program is set to be scrapped by 2018.
At a meeting held in Saskatoon, around 250 ranchers expressed their concerns about the end of a 75-year-old federal program.
The Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration was set up in the 30s to manage 2.3 million acres of grazing land. It was meant to help prevent the kind of erosion that led to the dust bowl of the Great Depression.
About 1.8 million of those acres are in Saskatchewan, divided into 63 pastures.
Federal Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz and his provincial counterpart, Lyle Stewart, were on hand at a cattle industry conference in Saskatoon to announce new research funding.
The feds are teaming up with the province to kick in $3.2 million to the Saskatchewan Agriculture Fund for 23 livestock and forage research projects.
The newly established Global Institute for Food Security at the University of Saskatchewan now has an executive director and CEO.
Roger Beachy began his new position on Jan. 1. He is internationally known for his research in food crops, production agriculture and the applications of biotechnology in agriculture, nutrition and human health.
On Thursday, the federal and provincial governments invested $6.5 million for 38 crop-related research projects. Several of which will take place at the Global Institute for Food Security.
The federal and provincial governments are investing $6.5 million into crop research in Saskatchewan.
The announcement was jointly made by federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan agriculture minister Lyle Stewart on Thursday during Crop Production Week in Saskatoon.
The funds - 60 per cent come from the feds and 40 per cent come from the province - will support 38 different crop-related research projects.
It was all good news from agriculture minister Gerry Ritz this morning.
Speaking at a pulse grower's conference in Saskatoon, Ritz talked up the federal governments' accomplishments improving rail service, getting access to foreign markets and funding research for the agriculture sector.
He pointed to money the feds put into studying the health benefits of pulse crops, which include lentils, peas, and chickpeas, saying the ability to promote the crops as a healthy source of protein would help Canadian farmers move more product.