Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Prep-Agriculture-Report

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(CRIME-Stolen-Tractor)

A man is in custody north of Edmonton after he allegedly rammed a police cruiser with a tractor to get away from the R-C-M-P.

Mounties say they arrested a woman Saturday afternoon after getting word about two people in a stolen vehicle northwest of Barrhead, but a man she was with escaped into the bush and stole a tractor in a field.

He allegedly used it to ram the cruiser at a roadblock using the machine's front-end loader and later tried to dodge another roadblock by driving into a ditch, but the tractor got stuck and he was arrested.

Craig Morris Benson of Mayerthorpe will be in court November 14th on charges that include assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. (The Canadian Press)

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(Farmer-Canola-Dumped)

A Saskatchewan farmer says police are investigating after treated canola dumped on his property resulted in the deaths of some of his cattle.

Bill Laing says R-C-M-P are looking into how treated canola ended up on his pasture about five kilometres west of Harris.

Two of his cows and a bull died after eating the canola. He says that will cost him about nine thousand dollars.

He says he's also worried about potential long-term effects for other cows -- especially cows that may be pregnant -- that ate the treated canola. (CTV Saskatoon)

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(Barley-Prices)

A market analyst sees limited price rises for Saskatchewan barley this crop year.

Neil Townsend with FarmLink Marketing Solutions says there is a good world supply of high quality barley for malting purposes.

He says China has been buying some barley and it is supporting the market but large supplies are pressuring prices.

Townsend says large barley supplies in Ukraine, Russia, Australia and Argentina continue to pressure the malt barley market. (CKRM)

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(SARM-Wildfires)

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities is going to lobby the provincial government to help farmers affected by wildfires in southwest Saskatchewan. …

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