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Issue No. 56 - Spring 2009

300 producers met at the Saskatoon Inn, February 11 and 12, to attend the Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association's Annual Conference. The continued success of this year's conference reflects that farmers recognize the value of attending our conference in helping them gain an edge with their crop production system.

"The purpose of the conference was to bring farmers together to get the latest information on conservation agriculture and how to implement these practices on our farms," says SSCA president Laurie Reiter. "Farmers had the opportunity to have their questions answered by researchers, industry experts and other farmers," says Reiter.

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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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