Wednesday, August 16, 2017

AgriClear Announces Collaboration with Verified Beef Production Plus Program

Written by: RealAgriculture News Team at RealAgriculture.com
April 6, 2017

AgriClear, a North America-wide online transaction and payment platform for cattle buyers and sellers, has announced a collaborative marketing agreement with Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+).  Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) is a national program providing verification of Canadian beef production practices at the farm, ranch, and feedlot. Delivered nationally under the umbrella of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and the Beef Cattle Research Council, VBP+ validates production practices for animal care, biosecurity, the environment, and food safety at the primary production level.

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SCIC Spring Extension Advisory

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) is working diligently to ensure producers are receiving accurate information and timely customer service as they start their 2017 year. I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the frequently asked questions being asked by producers and highlight key information which may be valuable to your members during the upcoming months.

As you may already be aware, nearly 1.3 million acres remain of the 2016 crop to be harvested. Producers are anxious to finish harvest this spring and finalize their claims with SCIC. We understand the need to act quickly, assessing claims and putting money in producers hands before spring seeding begins. I want to ensure everyone involved with your organization we have proactive plans in place to assist customers. Our adjusting staff will be making appointments with customers, prior to them completing harvest, in an effort to finalize extensions in a timely manner.As you may already be aware, nearly 1.3 million acres remain of the 2016 crop to be harvested. Producers are anxious to finish harvest this spring and finalize their claims with SCIC. We understand the need to act quickly, assessing claims and putting money in producers hands before spring seeding begins. I want to ensure everyone involved with your organization we have proactive plans in place to assist customers. Our adjusting staff will be making appointments with customers, prior to them completing harvest, in an effort to finalize extensions in a timely manner.

To read the full article, visit the SCIC website.

Posted April 14, 2017


 

Scarification Methods of Cicer Milkvetch Seed *Project Complete*

The Saskatchewan Forage Council and partners recently completed the ADOPT project titled Demonstration of Scarification Methods for Cicer Milkvetch Seed. The objective of the project was to assess practical methods by which producers can scarify cicer milkvetch seed on-farm. Scarification is a technique used to improve the uniformity of germination in cicer milkvetch by abrading the impermeable seed coats to allow uptake of moisture from the soil. This project demonstrated different modes of action to scarify cicer milkvetch seeds and evaluate effectiveness by germination and vigor testing. In addition, small field plots were used to demonstrate emergence of cicer milkvetch seedlings using different scarification techniques.

This project was supported by the Agricultural Demonstration of Practices and Technologies (ADOPT) initiative under the Canada-Saskatchewan Growing Forward bi-lateral agreement.

To read more, visit our Completed Projects page.

Posted April 8, 2017


 

A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors

 

Gold

new holland

 

Silver

Brett Young

CPS
Speedrite  Union Forage

 

Bronze

Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed Ponderosa
SaskMilk SCIC
SeCan

 

The SFC also gratefully acknowledges funding for…
‘Facilitating Forage Initiatives in Saskatchewan’ project through the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund (SCAIDF)

SCA