Head of Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association noticed a few surprises from Friday’s AgriRecovery announcement

Head of Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association noticed a few surprises from Friday’s AgriRecovery announcement

Oct 23, 2023 | 11:31am
The President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association says a few things from Friday’s AgriRecovery announcement surprised him. The federal government announced a $77-million investment into Saskatchewan’s AgriRecovery program to help producers financially impacted by drought this season. Grant McLellan says he hoped the announcement came around the same time as the province’s in August, […]
Ottawa pitches in to Saskatchewan’s AgriRecovery program

Ottawa pitches in to Saskatchewan’s AgriRecovery program

Oct 20, 2023 | 6:34pm
The federal government announced late Friday morning it is $77-million contribution to Saskatchewan’s AgriRecovery program, to aid producers impacted by drought conditions this season.  It’s part of Ottawa’s $219-million investment into AgriRecovery for Western Canada. AgriRecovery initiatives are covered on a 60-40 basis — Ottawa covers 60 percent and the province’s 40 percent. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay […]
Follow-ups: Ag Minister Marit on AgriRecovery, Ag Water Stewardship Policy, Trade Trip to Mexico

Follow-ups: Ag Minister Marit on AgriRecovery, Ag Water Stewardship Policy, Trade Trip to Mexico

Oct 4, 2023 | 3:37pm
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit is still awaiting word from Ottawa regarding their contribution to AgriRecovery. In late-August, the province announced $70-million towards the program to help producers who were impacted by drought conditions. Marit says the last conversation he had with his federal counterpart Lawrence MacAulay, he’d hoped to have an answer by the […]

Another meeting, same high engagement level at SCA townhall in Central Butte

Aug 11, 2023 | 3:59pm

Central Butte area producers met with delegates from Sask. Crop Insurance, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, and others at a townhall meeting on Wednesday. CEO of the Cattlemen’s Association Grant McLellan says about 60 producers attended, and it was another engaging meeting about drought conditions and feedback on available support programs. Representatives from the Saskatchewan Association of […]

Federal Ag Critic on Drought in Western Canada, CFIA Animal Traceability Rules

Aug 8, 2023 | 3:59pm

The talk of drought on the Canadian Prairies has been everywhere, from the municipal level, to provincial, and even federal. Federal Agriculture Critic, and Alberta Conservative MP for the Foothills constituency , John Barlow acknowledged farmers and ranchers in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba have been feeling anxiety. “I know a lot of the municipalities […]

Drought in Saskatchewan: 39 R.M.s declare agricultural disasters, SARM working with other organizations for long-term solutions

Aug 4, 2023 | 4:47pm

The President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has been busy this summer working on the drought issue. Ray Orb has been touring areas affected by dry conditions, talking with Rural Municipality officials and attending townhall meetings hosted by the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA). The conditions have been forcing R.M.’s to declare agricultural […]

“We were heard”: townhall meetings in drought-stricken parts of Saskatchewan well-attended

Jul 28, 2023 | 4:43pm

A rancher was at a townhall meeting in Kindersley on Tuesday about the drought and what supports are available. Arlene Boisjoli, who has a ranch south of Kindersley, says the meeting was well-attended by producers and representatives from Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Farm Credit Canada, and a few R.M. Reeves. She says […]

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister calls FPT Ag Minister Meetings productive

Jul 25, 2023 | 3:20pm

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit believes the recent meeting of his federal, provincial, and territorial counterparts, was the most productive one. The meeting in Fredericton, New Brunswick was his 5th one, and is back home after missing the wrap up news conference on Friday to catch a flight back to the province. There were no […]

Farm group wants more government assistance for livestock producers facing extreme drought

Jul 14, 2023 | 4:42pm

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is calling on the federal and provincial governments to take additional action to assist livestock producers facing extreme drought conditions across the province. Stock growers President Garner Deobald farms near Hodgeville, between Swift Current and Moose Jaw. He says since early June, the drought has continued to expand in size […]

Sask government accepts drought aid applications beginning September 1st

Aug 30, 2021 | 10:50am

The Saskatchewan government has provided more details on the drought response initiative through AgriRecovery. Applications will be accepted beginning September 1st. The initiative will consist of two payments totaling up to 200 dollars per head for cattle, with adjustments based on animal unit equivalents for other livestock. The initial payment will provide 100 dollars per […]