drought aid

Sask cattle producers can now apply for drought aid

Sep 3, 2021 | 5:54am

Application forms for the Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative are now available through Sask Crop Insurance. The program will provide an initial payment of 100 dollars per breeding cow, with as much as another 100 dollars early next year. The chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Arnold Balicki, says Saskatchewan is the only prairie province with […]

Sask government announces 297 million dollars in livestock drought aid

Aug 10, 2021 | 3:03pm

Agriculture minister David Marit has outlined a 300 million dollar federal-provincial program to help drought-stricken livestock producers. Marit says the province is providing 119 million and he is seeking an additional 178 million dollars from Ottawa under the 60-40 federal-provincial AgriRecovery program. Marit says the funding will provide an immediate 100 dollar a head payment […]

Sask government announces drought aid for farmers

Jul 14, 2021 | 3:30pm

The Saskatchewan government has announced immediate steps to help producers facing shortages of livestock feed and water due to drought. Agriculture minister David Marit says he is asking Ottawa to implement a tax deferral on livestock sales. He says the Crop Insurance Corporation will ensure damaged crops can be put to alternate use for livestock […]

APAS calls for government drought aid for farmers

Jun 12, 2019 | 1:55pm

  The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is calling on government to provide support for farmers facing drought. APAS president Todd Lewis says many farmers are facing a third straight year of below average moisture. He is calling for government to assist with water supplies and designate the entire province eligible for the Federal Livestock […]