The president of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers wants Ottawa to expand the drought designation area in the province.
The designated area is south of a line from Saskatoon but excludes the eastern edge of the province and parts of west-central Saskatchewan.
Stock Growers president Bill Huber says the area needs to be expanded.
He says the area needs to be extended by another 10 to 20 municipalities or several thousand acres because rainfall was extremely variable.
The designation allows livestock producers to defer income tax on drought-forced livestock sales in order to re-build their herds next year.