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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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Issue No. 53 - Spring 2008

I was asked by an acquaintance why I would want to be in charge of a “dying organization”.

At the time, I was at a loss for words. The term “dying organization” in reference to the SSCA had never before occurred to me. I have since come up with an answer that I would like to share with you. First a little look back.

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Issue No. 52 - Winter 2008

Twenty years is a milestone for any organization and the SSCA is no exception!

In 1987, the Manitoba – North Dakota Zero Till Association held its Annual Meeting in Regina. Following that event, the idea that Saskatchewan should have its own soil conservation association was pursued with gusto by a small group of people. A meeting was then held in Saskatoon to develop the constitution and bylaws for a new provincial soil conservation group.

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