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Issue No. 55 - Winter 2009

The Saskatoon Inn is the site for the SSCA' s 21" Annual Conference. Entitled “Feeding and Fuelling the World”, the Conference will be held February 11 & 12, 2009.

As in past years, the conference will feature a variety of speakers. In fact, 25 people, including Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research scientists, university professors and farmers, will share their findings and experiences with farmers. This year's conference will also include a small trade show.

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Issue No. 54 - Summer 2008

The Alberta Reduced Tillage Linkages (RTL) has released some preliminary numbers this spring on how direct seeding benefits Alberta. We recalculated their numbers to show the benefits to Saskatchewan farmers.

This is a quick estimate of some of the benefits Saskatchewan farmers have realized by moving to direct seeding as compared to staying in conventional tillage. Using Statistics Canada Census data, we estimated the amount farmers in 2006 either saved or gained on the 19,839,959 acres they direct seeded.

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Issue No. 53 - Spring 2008

I was asked by an acquaintance why I would want to be in charge of a “dying organization”.

At the time, I was at a loss for words. The term “dying organization” in reference to the SSCA had never before occurred to me. I have since come up with an answer that I would like to share with you. First a little look back.

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