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Next week’s paper

28 pages of local information, including ads for specials at local businesses, recognition of local people’s accomplishments, photos of local youth and adults, financial and agricultural advice – what a deal the March 14th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald is for only $1 at the store and less than 50 cents if you’re a subscriber!

Check it out for all of the above, including:

  • full coverage of the Celebrate Unity event and people, businesses and committees honoured;
  • a success story on a bull bred and raised by Ace Herefords of Senlac;
  • details on the week-long closure of the service counter at the Unity post office; and
  • a story and photos of UCHS students participating in WE Day in Saskatoon.

All that, along with the RCMP Report, hockey playoff updates, etc.,  AND next week’s issue is also our annual tribute to the farmers in our community so be sure to check out all the local businesses saluting our agricultural producers!


Saskatchewan Crop Report

hay bales, grain and canola

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture in its Crop Report August 1 said, province-wide, “Saskatchewan livestock producers … (have) 82 per cent of the 2013 hay crop cut and 60 per cent baled or put into silage” while 84 “per cent of spring wheat, 82 per cent of canola, 81 per cent of lentils and 88 per cent of peas are in good to excellent condition.”

Specific to west-central Saskatchewan, including Unity and Luseland, “Livestock producers have 90 per cent of the hay crop cut and 77 per cent baled or put into silage. Hay quality is rated as 15 per cent excellent, 80 per cent good and five per cent fair….Very little crop damage was reported in the region. Dry conditions and disease (smut, sclerotinia and ascochyta) are causing the majority of crop stress.”

To read the whole Crop Report, click here: http://www.agriculture.gov.sk.ca/crprpt130801