Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart has launched an online survey of farmers to determine priority areas for the next farm policy framework.
The current federal-provincial program is set to expire at the end of March 2018.
Stewart wants to ensure Saskatchewan farm interests are represented in the federal-provincial policy framework to follow the current 5 year Growing Forward 2 program.
He says a short, online survey will focus on six priority areas, including market and trade, science and research, risk management, environmental sustainability and climate change, value-added agriculture and food processing and public trust.
Farmers will be asked to rank program activities within those areas.
Results of the farmer survey will be posted online after the survey closes.
Business risk management programs like crop insurance, livestock price insurance, agristability and agrInvest are not included in this online survey.
Separate consultations for those programs will occur with the farming industry at a later date.