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

On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses a crop update and is then joined by Jeff Yorga with Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association on the AgriRecovery drought program. Plus, hear an audio clip from our new Frontlines podcast with Jacob Shapiro of Cognitive Investments on the diplomatic relationship issue with India. Thoughts on something we… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this “Tuesdays with Lyndsey” edition of RealAg Radio! On this episode, we will hear a clip from last night’s episode of The Agronomists with Johanna Lindeboom and Bob Thirlwall on emergence emergencies on soybean and corn. Lyndsey Smith is then joined by Garner Deobald with the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association… Read More

A new report commissioned by the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Foundation (SSGF) looks at the differences in profitability between cow-calf and annual crop production in southwest Saskatchewan. Over a 50 year time period, the returns from grain farming are $508/acre higher than cow-calf production, according to the research modelling… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to RealAg on the Weekend! On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by Anne Wasko of the Gateway Livestock Exchange, discussing the Taiwan beef market access news. We will also discuss the latest RealAgristudies results looking at barriers to farm transition, and hear from Garner Deobold on the upcoming Saskatchewan… 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

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) is calling on the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to expand drought assistance measures that will further safeguard producers into the next growing season. “When producers invest in water infrastructure, their operations become more resilient because they can adapt more efficiently to dry conditions,” says Kelcy… Read More

Agriculture Minister for Saskatchewan David Marit announced today (August 10) that the province will provide $119 million in direct support for drought-affected cattle producers under the Agri-Recovery framework. The province says the program will provide a per head payment to help maintain breeding stock and will help producers with extraordinary costs caused by the drought,… Read More

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) says it is taking action to support livestock producers, by releasing the contents of a drought-survival proposal submitted to the provincial and federal governments this week. “We greatly appreciate the measures Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have implemented especially, the triggering of AgriRecovery assessments,” says Kelcy… Read More

Editor’s note: The Government of Saskatchewan announced changes to crop insurance and some program changes after this story was published. See those changes here.  The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) and other producer groups are calling on provincial and federal governments to take immediate action and support Prairie livestock producers who are facing drought conditions…. Read More

 

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