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Canadian Best Management Practices for Honey Bee Health

The report entitled Canadian Best Management Practices for Honey Bee Health was commissioned for discussion purposes by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) on behalf of the Bee Health Roundtable, an industry-government forum. It was produced by: Les Eccles, Melanie Kempers, Raquel Mijares Gonzalez, Daniel Thurston & Dan Borges. And it’s available here: CLICK ON THIS LINK.

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Saskatchewan Craft Council – Bee exhibit “Continuous”

Love bees? Well then, you have between October 7 through November 19 to check out an exhibit at Saskatchewan Craft Council that will take you on a walk through the hive! An excerpt from the News Release: “Created by multi-media artist Monique Martin – Continuous must be experienced. Your eyes are grabbed by the floor-to-ceiling

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Standing Committee recommendations for TFW Program

The review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program has been completed by the Standing Committee and was submitted to Parliament this week.  There are very few changes that directly impact the Ag-stream sector of the TFWP process.  The recommendations that seem will most impact beekeepers are highlighted below: No direct changes to SAWP; Removal of

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Association of Canadian Custom Harvesters’ Convention

We are attempting to make more aware of the services our Association has to offer to all grain and oilseed farmers as well as Equipment Dealers and farm related businesses.  We are hosting our Annual  Convention and Machinery Trade Show in Saskatoon this December and invite everyone of interest to attend.  The cost of registration

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Consultation on a national plant and animal health strategy

Federal, provincial and territorial ministers of agriculture endorsed the Emergency Management Framework for Agriculture in Canada in July 2016. Included in this endorsement was the development of a national plant and animal health strategy as a key deliverable for the Framework. A national plant and animal health strategy will bring FPT governments, industry and other stakeholders together to

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Agricultural Employment Pilot Project

To address the shortage of workers in agriculture, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council has implemented a pilot project with the Saskatchewan Abilities Council to match job seekers and ag employers through their Partners in Employment Offices in Saskatoon, Regina, Yorkton and Swift Current, and other employment agencies throughout Saskatchewan. Please click on this link for

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Partners in Employment – Regina/Moose Jaw

Saskatchewan Abilities Council’s Partners in Employment division “provides Supported Employment services that assist both job seekers and employers”. There are offices in Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Swift Current and Yorkton. If you are interested in finding out more about the program and the services they offer to employers and job seekers, click on this link to take

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SBA/SBDC talks to the Federal Minister of Agriculture

Report on the Meeting with the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Minister MacAulay: On February 8, 2016, Simon Lalonde, President of the SBDC and I, Sara Comerford, Vice President of the SBA, along with about 25 other stake holders in agriculture, had the opportunity to meet with the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Minister MacAulay in Saskatoon.

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