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Saskatchewan Community Pastures Program to End

The Leader-Post covers the issue here.

The plan, announced in the provincial budget, is to phase the provincial pasture program out over three years, with 2017 being the last year it fully operates. 101 more words

Community Pastures

The violets, primroses and daffodils are putting on a brave show!

What lovely weather we have had, even if change had come by Friday afternoon. The blackthorn in the hedges is now in full bloom, the violets (both white and violet) and primroses together with the daffodils are putting on a brave show. 529 more words


Hurrah, it seems that Spring is really with us!

Hurrah, it seems that Spring is really with us. Pastures may be still too wet, but the rising temperatures should lead to real grass growth. Indeed, the grass lawns have already had their first cut but then they are never deliberately grazed! 647 more words


Official Parliamentary Petition - Take Action!

As a result of recent developments in Ottawa and in the national media, PPPI has launched an official parliamentary petition to Hon. Catherine McKenna, federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, calling on her to work with livestock producers, First Nations and Métis organizations, local committees and conservation organizations to create a multi-use prairie conservation network on all former PFRA Community Pastures. 110 more words

Community Pastures

What an amazing amount of rain we've had!

Listening to John Gray on the radio this morning, I was taken back to my own psychology reading of decades ago. Gray raised the issue of cognitive dissonance – that is when there is a gap between actual perception and belief. 602 more words


Pastures featured on The Current

If you missed the interview with PPPI Co-chair Trevor Herriot and retired PFRA cowboy Mert Taylor talking grasslands with CBC Radio’s Anna Maria Tremonti on Tuesday, February 21, you can… 203 more words

Scanning success, hardworking bees and a great Demeter inspection… A good week!

A good week on the farm. Milder, drier weather makes all the difference. There are even some signs of grass growth though the ground is still very wet. 666 more words