Many cattle producers in west central and southwest Saskatchewan are once again facing extreme drought conditions, and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling on the federal government to introduce a tax-deferral option for those producers who have no choice but to liquidate a portion of their herd. Scott Owens, vice president of APAS,… Read More

A five-year research project that will work to determine best-practices when it comes to carbon sequestration in perennial forage and pastures has received a $3.2 million grant from the government’s of Canada and Saskatchewan. The project will focus on identifying carbon stocks within forage acres throughout Saskatchewan and then further decipher if certain farming practices positively… Read More

From extremely dry conditions in Alberta to very wet conditions in Manitoba, and Saskatchewan getting everything in between, this years’ seeding progress is equally varied. Starting in Alberta, as of the last provincial crop report for the week ending May 24, 73 per cent of crops were in the ground, which is slightly behind the five-year… Read More

After a string of storms tore through parts of Saskatchewan early this spring, many cattle producers sustained losses which severely impacted their bottom line. The current eligibility requirements for disaster relief programs has left some producers with no relief at all. The Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) provides assistance to residents, small businesses, agricultural operations, First… Read More

Amendments have recently been made to Saskatchewan’s Provincial Sales Tax (PST) exemptions which could positively affect farmers. The changes come after the government says they’ve discovered PST was being inconsistently applied to certain items including farming equipment. “The changes to the PST regulations will be more equitable, consistent and protect farmers against perceived ‘PST creep’… Read More

Three Farmers, a company that produces various roasted bean and pulse snacks, just received a sizeable investment totalling $6.2 million between multiple investors including $3 million from Arlene Dickinson’s company, District Ventures Capital. The founded-on-the-Prairies company, led by three farmers and two sisters, embodies one vision that has been built from the ground up, quite… Read More

Declarations of grain eligibility is nothing new for western Canadian producers, however, producers in eastern Canada will need to familiarize themselves with the soon-to-be implemented process. The change comes in the wake of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), which was signed in 2018. Declaration requirements were put in place in Western Canada during the 2020-2021… Read More

The Saskatchewan government, through the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP), is offering some relief to livestock producers who were negatively impacted by the recent severe spring weather. With several storms taking a toll on parts of the province, specifically the southeast portion, livestock losses were imminent and have been reported throughout the spring season. PDAP provides financial… Read More

Saskatchewan farmers who convert at least 40 acres to perennial forage could qualify for a cash payout through the Marginal Areas Rehabilitation in Saskatchewan (MARS) program. Administered by Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Association (SaskSoil), with some support by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), the MARS program will connect producers with an agrologist to help identify problem areas of… Read More

 

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