Support for victims of wildfires this fall and rural crime will be among the topics raised at the SARM mid-term convention, which opens Tuesday n Regina.
SARM president Ray Orb says delegates will discuss the need for government support for producers who lost livestock, grass and equipment in wildfires last month in western Saskatchewan.
“Perhaps some sort of coverage for the victims,” Orb said. “Things that aren’t insurable. We’re going to be meeting with the PDAP people to see if we can do that. It will mean a lot of lobbying to the province and the federal government.”
Over 85 thousand acres of pasture and cropland were burned and 770 cattle perished in wildfires last month in Western Saskatchewan.