Agriculture Review for Monday, November 21, 2022

MELFORT, Sask. – The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and the Saskatchewan Winter Grain Development Commission are asking growers to provide feedback on a possible merger of the two organizations.

Resolutions were passed in January allowing the groups to explore merger options.

An initial online survey found manufacturers overwhelmingly in favor of exploring merger options.

A more in-depth consultation document has been published, setting out the background, rationale and process for the potential merger. It can be found on the websites of both commissions. Registered producers can comment until December 11.

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) has announced a new project that will turn prairie crops into an alternative to seafood.

Three UK food companies are involved in research and development of using pea and canola protein as a substitute for traditional seafood.

PIC Chief Technical Officer Megan Gervais said the Regina-based company is committing $5.5 million to the $15 million project.

About 20 plant-based alternatives to seafood will soon be available in the freezers of Canadian grocery stores.

Bison are returning to Metis-owned land around Batocha.

Parks Canada and Métis Nation Saskatchewan have signed an agreement to relocate 24 bison to the Back to Batoche festival grounds from Grasslands National Park.

Last August, Parks Canada transferred ownership of 690 hectares on the west side of Batoche National Historic Landmark to the Métis people.

Batoche, located between Prince Albert and Saskatoon, was the site of the Battle of Batoche during the 1885 Northwest Rebellion.

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