Nearly 3,500 livestock producers in Saskatchewan who were eligible for drought assistance through the AgriRecovery program launched last October will be receiving a top-up of up to $50 per head from the federal and provincial governments. Provincial agriculture minister David Marit announced the additional payments during a visit to the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association head office… Read More

The Saskatchewan government is committing $15 million in funding over five years to the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) at the University of Saskatchewan. “Investing in research activities undertaken by GIFS and similar institutions is the first step toward enabling Saskatchewan’s producers to not only stay competitive, but proving that they remain among the… Read More

Saskatchewan is joining other provinces in offering AgriRecovery support to beekeepers who suffered suffered high colony losses in 2022. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and his Saskatchewan counterpart, David Marit, announced the launch of a $1 million AgriRecovery program for beekeepers in the province on Tuesday. Saskatchewan joins Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario in providing disaster… Read More

Applications are open, as of Oct. 26, for the 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program — the title that’s been given to the federal and provincial AgriRecovery initiative aimed at helping livestock producers in Saskatchewan affected by drought. Producers in eligible parts of the province can find more info and application forms through the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance… Read More

The federal government, along with the provincial governments of Alberta, B.C., and Saskatchewan, have announced a total commitment of $365 million for AgriRecovery programs to help livestock producers affected by drought and wildfires this past summer. The awaited AgriRecovery funding, application details and timelines were announced on Friday, Oct 20. The total federal commitment to… Read More

On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Andrew Pritchard with Nutrien with a fall weather forecast; Steve Pratte with the Canadian Canola Growers Association on a Transport Canada rail review; J.P. Gervais with Farm Credit Canada on FCC’s mid-year land value report; and, David Marit, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture on why the… Read More

Details on anticipated AgriRecovery programs to assist drought-stricken livestock producers in Alberta and Saskatchewan could be coming soon — possibly in the next week, according to Saskatchewan’s agriculture minister. Federal officials signalled back in August that they had agreed to move ahead on offering AgriRecovery disaster relief programs together with the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments…. Read More

The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are reporting a record-breaking level of payments under the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) Forage Rainfall Insurance Program. Total 2023 program indemnities paid have totalled $60.4 million across SCIC’s 17 forage risk zones. A forage rainfall claim is triggered when the precipitation at a selected weather station is below… Read More

Details and timelines have yet to be determined, but the federal and provincial governments in Alberta and Saskatchewan have agreed to move ahead on offering AgriRecovery disaster relief programs for livestock producers affected by drought in 2023. Both Prairie provinces submitted requests for AgriRecovery assessments in July. Any program under AgriRecovery is cost-shared on a… Read More

The federal and Saskatchewan governments have announced a change to crop insurance offered by Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) to allow more acres of low-yielding crops to be redirected to help livestock producers. Following on the heels of a similar announcement in Alberta last week, SCIC is again doubling the low yield appraisal threshold, allowing… Read More

The University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE) is set to receive $6.6 million over five years in joint federal-provincial funding to conduct livestock and forage research. The LFCE focuses on beef, bison, and forage research in support of the continued growth of the industry. The funding, under the new federal-provincial Sustainable… Read More

Agriculture education organizations in Saskatchewan will be receiving more than $4.1 million from the federal and provincial governments over the next five years as part of the new Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. The two levels of government announced the funding for Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, 4-H Saskatchewan, and Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan on… Read More

 

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