That was the Big Burn ofwhich torched an area nearly the size of Connecticut in a weekend. What remained of that blowup told a story: But at least life returned.
In reality, the cost of the scandal could be in the billions. And the real victims are farmers.
Aug 21, August 21 Shipping agri-food products out of an intermodal facility in containers offered our province a final, decisive chance to access a massive, increasingly diverse overseas market for food, writes Paul Sinclair.
In reality, the cost of the scandal could be in the billions — and the real victims are farmers. The scandal jeopardizes the entire GTH project. The government said as much.
No charges laid in GTH land deal investigation: RCMP Containerization allows farmers to do something for which they have yearned for 90 years: Saskatchewan is an agricultural export province and we are fiercely proud of it.
Let's use some easy-to-find numbers. Sounds like an occasion for another round of high-fives. But look at Shandong Province in China, a province in a country that is supposed to be clamouring for our foodstuffs so it can feed its people.
They are selling into Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia, markets where we are desperate to establish ourselves. These are the fruits of containerized agricultural trade. The container did not just speed things up, the New York Times observed back in It created winners and losers.
Cities that bet big on container traffic — like Qingdao in ShandongLos Angeles and Hong Kong — became central to the world's economy while others stagnated. The same choice faces our agriculture industry. For our part, we are not very enthused about containers.
Inthe Port of Vancouver shipped out almostempty containers, more than 70, of which were foot containers, perfect for agricultural commodities and difficult to come by in Saskatchewan. Think of the irony of this: Empty bulk cars bound for the Prairies meet empty containers on the rails returning to high-value markets in Asia.
Wheat, pea, durum and canola seed exports account for about 65 per cent of the 18 million tons of exports, virtually none of which is or ever will be moved by container. CBC And let's take a closer look at our top Saskatchewan agricultural exports by volume. Yet by value these same products account for only about 41 per cent of the value of Saskatchewan exports.
Indeed, canola production has made prairie farmers billions. But canola production also discourages experimentation with containerized agricultural products. In much of Saskatchewan, farmers choose their crops not to diversify rotations but to maximize canola production. In the familiar canola-wheat-pea rotation, peas are a fantastic nitrogen-fixer that reduce expensive fertilizer inputs and make good money when prices are high.
Wheat is easy to grow and the perfect place-holder in a tight rotation. Canola is the killer cash crop that pays the bills.
Nun calls for forensic audit on Global Transportation Hub land dealings All this works until it doesn't. In the area where I live, peas recently stopped growing properly on fields that hosted repeated pea crops.
Farmers did the prudent thing and tightened up their rotations yet further: A successful intermodal hub would give farmers 40 cash crops, not two or three. A cluster of processors at the GTH expelling, extruding, compacting, pelletizing, isolating, filtering, sorting and testing raw agricultural commodities would create high-value products and by-by-products, some of which don't currently exist.
Co-located co-packers, shippers and logistics companies would bottle, label, box, palletize and containerize. Ordering, stuffing and shipping a container would take a farmer days, not weeks, which is the current dismal state of affairs. But such a scenario depends on one thing: Let's be realistic, Saskatchewan: This is our last chance, and we are screwing it up.Nov 21, · Under the government’s collectivized farming policy, farmers had to give up their land and work together on communal fields.
At harvest, the rice crop was distributed equally.
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The Land of Stories is no longer the joyful world Alex and Conner Bailey remember from their Wishing Spell adventure: The evil Enchantress, who cursed Sleeping Beauty, is back with a vengeance, and the fairy-tale world lives in fear. A buyer needs more than a deed to own property. February 2, 5 Min Read.
which is an opinion by the buyer’s lawyer or other title researcher about the title’s condition as of the date when the certificate is issued. Curtis Seltzer is a land consultant, columnist and author of How To Be a DIRT-SMART Buyer of Country Property.
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Author's views are theirs alone. By Conci Bokum, Santa Fe The State Land Office is responsible for the "management, care, custody, control and disposition" of million acres of state trust lands to fund education in New Mexico.
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