Weather System Bringing Moisture to Southwestern Saskatchewan

Aug 8, 2023 | 11:44am

A weather system moving into the southwest corner of the province over the next few days is going to cool temperatures substantially – and potentially bring with it – rainfall. Drought stricken regions of the province are going to be given a bit of a break from the hot dry conditions thanks to an upper […]

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 […]

An engaging townhall meeting with Cabri-area producers on drought and supports

Aug 2, 2023 | 1:40pm

Well over 100 people packed the Cabri Community Hall yesterday afternoon (Tues), where a townhall meeting was held on current supports for producers. It was hosted by the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association; also in attendance were staff from Sask. Crop Insurance (SCI), a few R.M. Reeves, SARM President Ray Orb, Sask. Party MLA for Cypress Hills […]

“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 […]

Yield potential, topsoil moisture continue to be negatively affected by dry conditions

Jul 27, 2023 | 3:35pm

The continuing dry conditions are affecting crop yield potential of Saskatchewan crops. The Saskatchewan Crop Report says harvest has begun in the driest areas – the west central and southwest regions. Rain fell in a few areas, ranging from 37-40 mm to just trace amounts. Producers are wanting substantial moisture as some areas have gone […]

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 […]

Crop farmers asked to help their ranching neighbours as Prairie drought continues

Jul 25, 2023 | 8:14am

Saskatchewan farmers forced to write off drought-afflicted crops are being asked to consider ways to turn those crops into cattle feed instead. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), an industry association, put out a plea recently to grain farmers to help their rancher neighbours get through another summer of drought. APAS president Ian Boxall […]

Multiple Rural Municipalities declaring agricultural disasters as drought conditions persist

Jul 13, 2023 | 4:20pm

The Rural Municipality of Dundurn has declared an agricultural disaster, as a result of ongoing drought conditions. On its website, the R.M. is also calling on various levels of government to provide disaster relief to farmers and ranchers. The R.M.s of Old Post and Arlington are other areas that have also declared agricultural disasters, according […]

Olymel “not alone” in facing current economic challenges: SaskPork GM

Jun 2, 2023 | 4:00pm

The General Manager at SaskPork says it’s always unfortunate to hear of a hog barn closure anywhere in Canada. Mark Ferguson reacted to Olymel’s recent closures of sow units in Quebec, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. “It’s basically the result of extremely tight margins in the hog industry – both today and what’s gone on over the […]

Sask Agriculture minister says efforts underway to support livestock sector

Mar 2, 2023 | 1:19pm

Agriculture minister David Marit says the province is taking steps to ensure a healthy cattle industry remains in Saskatchewan. SARM joined forces this week with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association and Stock Growers, expressing concern about veterinarian shortages, low profitability, drought, and farm support programs. Marit says steps are being taken to provide help during difficult […]