Farm leaders are expressing support for new trespass legislation in Saskatchewan.
The legislation will transfer the responsibility from rural land owners to the public looking to access their property.
Permission will be required for people to access rural land.
The president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, Ray Orb, says his group has been pushing for the change for a couple of years.
He is pleased, saying rural councilors and reeves had put forward a large number of resolutions calling for permission to be required for anyone to access property.
Orb is hoping the new legislation will help reduce rural crime.
Several other farm groups had also been pushing for the new trespass legislation, citing concerns about the spread of plant and animal diseases.