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A macrophage (immune response) cell in early stages of infection with African swine fever virus, magnified about 1,000x. (Keith Weller photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

No proof natural compound prevents swine fever, China ag ministry says

Beijing | Reuters -- China's ministry of agriculture said on Thursday a company which claimed a natural compound was effective in preventing African swine fever did not have government approval to research the virus and its assertions were not scientifically sound. Shopping mall operator Guangdong Highsun Group was questioned by the Shenzhen Stock Exchange earlier […] Read more




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Saskatchewan names new deputy ag minister

A promotion for Saskatchewan's deputy minister of agriculture leads to a promotion for one of the ministry's assistant deputies. Doug Moen, who's leaving his post as deputy minister to Premier Brad Wall at the end of June, on Friday announced Rick Burton as the province's new deputy minister of agriculture, effective July 1. As the […] Read more



Food farms are a hit

Food farms are a hit

It’s a fun way to show kids the link between farming and their burgers and pizza

What kid doesn’t know about tasty burgers, fries and pizza? But how many know that it all starts on somebody’s farm? Too few, sadly. Two years ago some folks in Yorkton, Sask., did something to bridge this gap by laying out their first pizza farm. It’s a fun place, where schoolchildren have a chance to […] Read more


Stock Growers Association splits with SCA on traceability

News Roundup from the August 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

There was no shortage of issues to debate with 24 resolutions on the table during Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association’s 102nd AGM at Swift Current. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart’s launch of the province’s online premises identification (PID) database during his address to open the conference didn’t sway members set against mandatory PID. They narrowly defeated a […] Read more