Tag: Lyle Stewart

David Marit appointed Saskatchewan’s Minister of Agriculture

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced changes to his cabinet on Wednesday following the resignation of Lyle Stewart as Minister of Agriculture. David Marit has been appointed to the agriculture portfolio. He previously served as Minister of Highways and Infrastructure. Marit was elected as MLA for the southwest Saskatchewan riding of Wood River in 2016, and… Read more »

Lyle Stewart stepping down to undergo cancer treatment

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart is stepping down from his post after being diagnosed with cancer. Stewart, who underwent treatment for prostate cancer in 2014, shared the news in a statement issued by the province on Thursday. “I was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer and will be undergoing several months of pretty aggressive treatment,” he… Read more »

Saskatchewan and Alberta announce funding leading up to CAP launch on April 1

The Alberta and Saskatchewan governments have announced funding for provincial programs under the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). The five-year federal-provincial-territorial agriculture framework is set to begin this weekend (April 1), as Growing Forward 2 comes to an end. Alberta Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was in Calgary on Monday, where he announced $406 million… Read more »

Stewart retains ag portfolio under new Saskatchewan premier

Lyle Stewart will continue to represent Saskatchewan agriculture in new Premier Scott Moe’s provincial cabinet. After winning the Sask Party leadership contest last weekend, Moe was formally sworn in as Premier of Saskatchewan on Friday, after which he announced the appointment of his first cabinet. Stewart, who has served as ag minister in Saskatchewan since… Read more »

MacAulay, Stewart respond to Italian pasta COOL decree

Italy’s government signed a decree on Thursday requiring packages of pasta sold in the country include country of origin labels. Italy is one of the largest markets for Canadian durum, importing around 1.2 million tonnes in 2015-16, according to Canadian Grain Commission figures. “We are putting Italy in the vanguard of Europe when it comes… Read more »

Ag ministers reach deal on new framework dubbed the “Canadian Agricultural Partnership”

Agriculture ministers from across Canada say they reached an agreement in St. John’s today on the core elements of the next agriculture policy framework, which will be called the “Canadian Agricultural Partnership.” CAP is a five-year $3 billion federal-provincial-territorial funding agreement that will replace the current framework, known as Growing Forward 2, which expires at the… Read more »

Saskatchewan Budget Cuts Pasture Program, Changes Fuel Exemptions, Bumps PST

Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan government rolled out its 2017-18 cost-cutting budget yesterday, and there’s something for everyone to pick on. Affecting all sectors, Wall is increasing the provincial sales tax (PST) from five to six per cent, and has re-written what goods and services are no longer PST-exempt. Specific for farmers, beginning April 1, 2017, fuel tax… Read more »

Saskatchewan Not Backing Down on Carbon Tax Opposition — Lyle Stewart at Agribition

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart reiterated the province’s opposition to the federal government’s carbon tax plan at Agribition this week. “It’s going to impose huge costs on agriculture if it rolls out the way it’s been heralded. It’ll have the effect of making us uncompetitive in most of our markets because our competitors are not going to… Read more »

Ag Ministers Discuss AgriStability and the Future of Risk Management Programs

Agriculture ministers from across Canada issued what they’re calling the “Calgary Statement” following their annual federal/provincial/territorial meeting, held in Alberta this week. The document outlines the priorities for the next agricultural policy framework, which will replace Growing Forward 2 in April 2018. “We got the framework in place, just how much dollars and how it… Read more »

TWORA — CPP Buys Stake in Viterra, Soybean Seed Uncertainty and SaskParty Gets Re-Elected — April 7

From the Canada Pension Plan buying a stake in Viterra to the SaskParty easily winning the provincial election earlier this week to the big question mark hanging over Monsanto’s new Xtend soybean seed heading into planting season, here’s this week’s podcast recapping what’s happened in Canadian agriculture. We hear from Saskatchewan Ag Minister Lyle Stewart… Read more »

Ag Minister Re-elected as SaskParty Cruises to Victory

The incumbent Saskatchewan Party cruised to its third consecutive victory in the provincial election on Monday, receiving 63 percent of the popular vote and winning 51 out of 61 ridings. SaskParty leader and Premier Brad Wall was re-elected in Swift Current, receiving over 80 percent of the votes cast in his constituency. “We will not… Read more »

Durum Partnership, Wheat Research Funding Announced at SaskWheat AGM

A pair of major wheat research announcements coincided with the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $1.5 million for six projects through the Canadian Wheat Alliance. Industry and government partners from across the prairies are also contributing $1.7 million to the genetic and agronomic… Read more »

Changes to Saskatchewan Farmland Ownership Rules Introduced

After seeking input through the summer, Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has introduced amendments to The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act that will further restrict who can buy farmland and give the Farm Land Security Board more power to enforce the legislation. A survey of more than 3,200 people showed 87 percent not supporting foreign ownership, and 75 percent… Read more »

Saskatchewan Farmland Review Shows Majority Oppose Foreign and Pension Plan Ownership

The majority of respondents to the Saskatchewan government’s farmland ownership review this summer said they oppose foreign ownership and investors such as Canadian pension funds purchasing farmland in the province. More than 3,200 people submitted their views during the consultation process that ran from May 20 to August 10. The results were published on Wednesday…. Read more »

TWORA — Haying, Wheat Breeding and Seed Treating — July 9

Haying conditions, new funding for wheat breeding, the International Rapeseed Congress (aka “the Canola Olympics”) and more — here’s this week’s ag news podcast: Sign-up for RealAg’s free email ag news here! Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS