The president of SARM says rural municipalities face a series of challenges heading into 2019.
Ray Orb said building roads and bridges remains a priority.
As well, he said municipalities are calling on the provincial government to improve funding for rat control.
Orb said battling the spread of the plant disease clubroot in canola remains a key issue.
He wants continued federal approval for strychnine control of gophers.
He also remains concerned about Ottawa’s carbon tax and its impact on farming.
Looking back on 2018, he welcomed an important change to rural trespass regulations where farmers no longer have to post signs to stop public access.
Permission must be obtained from the landowner to enter the property.
He also said the province had fairly good crops in 2018 despite weather challenges.
Orb said grain movement is flowing relatively smoothly so far this winter.