Scientists at the University of Saskatchewan are developing a new way for fish farmers to feed their schools and it could have a big impact on local farmers.
Researchers found that coriander, mixed with canola and flax oils, helped raise the nutritional level of rainbow trout fillets without affecting the fish's growth or health.
A warm up in the weather is great news for Bruce Hipkin's crops which are several weeks behind thanks to flooding that hit the Lumsden Valley this spring.
"Normally we'd be threshing peas now. We're probably a week or ten days away (from that,)" Hipkin said while standing near one of his barley fields.
Producers in Saskatchewan are hoping for warm weather to continue to get crops into harvest mode.
“It looks like we are getting that warm weather right now so hopefully it can continue into harvest season. Not as much rain has been recorded in the region in the last couple of weeks which has helped relieve some of the moisture stress on some of the crops particularly south of Prince Albert and north of P.A. which for a lot of the season they have had that excess moisture stress,” said Daphne Cruise, regional crop specialist for Saskatchewan Agriculture.
Saskatoon has found a way to turn wastewater into fertilizer for plants.
The City of Saskatoon has come together with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. in opening a nutrient recovery facility at the wastewater treatment plant.
Ostara is a company that gets valuable nutrients from wastewater and turns them into a slow release fertilizer for crops and plants called Crystal Green.
Two women are travelling across Canada to find out what "Canadian food" really is.
Dana Van Veller and fellow food lover Lindsay Anderson came up with the idea for their edible road trip over dinner in Vancouver.
"We kind of started talking about how when most people are asked what is Canadian food the answers typically are poutine, maple syrup, or Canada doesn't have a food culture," Van Veller said.
"We kind of thought there is so much land, Canada is so big and there is lots here. We just wanted to explore it and celebrate what’s going on."
Elkrest Farms near Osler is one of two dairy farms in the province recycling manure into cow bedding.
Originally from B.C., Jason Kornelius runs the Saskatchewan dairy farm with his brothers Brad and Trevor.
“Some people think, ‘That’s just not right having cows lay in their own manure, right?’ Then they’ve come to see it and they are like, ‘Oh, that’s not what we expected at all,’” Kornelius said.
The man responsible for delivering the crop report for the past decade is moving on to greener pastures.
After 42 years with the ministry of agriculture, Grant McLean is retiring.
"I was blessed to be an ag rep for a good portion of my career, and able to spend time with the most fun group, and interesting group of people that you could spend it with. In rural Saskatchewan, with farmers in particular, you have the opportunity to learn something new every day and every situation is different," McLean said.
The risk of frost this time of year has Kerry Peterson concerned.
The Shellbrook-area farmer and other producers in Saskatchewan are worried that frost could be right around the corner.
Just Thursday night, Environment Canada issued a frost risk across the province.
“It is always nerve-racking when the mercury drops down into that area,” he said, adding it could wipe out up to 50 per cent of your income in one night.
“A half of degree of frost just at the wrong time, like say even – 0.5 C or -1 C can cost huge. “
The riders take their marks. With an iron grip, they clench the reins as the horses stamp the ground in heated anticipation. Both man and beast want to run.
The horn blows and in an instant the racers round the barrels and stampede off down the track. The beat of a dozen hooves thunders down the dirt but the storm lasts less than a minute. As soon as it started, the race is over, and only one rider can be crowned king of the National Chuckwagon and Chariot Championships at the Saskatoon Ex.
A year after the marketing monopoly once held by the Canadian Wheat Board was dissolved, farmers and politicians on both sides of the issue gathered to either celebrate "marketing freedom" or the loss of the Board.
After 70 years of the Wheat Board handling marketing and sales of Saskatchewan grain, the Conservative government passed a law allowing farmers to sell to whoever they chose. The Board still exists but is now competing in the open marketplace.