farm reaction

Farm reaction positive to Sask 2023 budget

Mar 23, 2023 | 1:32pm

There’s positive farm reaction to the provincial budget. Western Canadian Wheat Growers director Kaitlyn Kitzan of Theodore says the almost 20 percent increase in the funding for the agriculture ministry is welcome. She adds improvements to farm support programs are welcome. The agristability compensation rate will increase from 70 to 80 percent for this year, […]

Sask. farmers welcome record coverage from Sask Crop Insurance Corporation

Feb 24, 2021 | 5:01am

Saskatchewan farm leaders are supporting record Crop Insurance coverage levels in 2021. Coverage rises 22 percent to a record $273 per acre while premiums are up 16 percent. SARM president Ray Orb welcomes enhanced coverage levels. He says better coverage serves farmers well. Orb also supports a new pilot insurance program for commercial vegetable growers […]

Farmers welcome weekend spotty rain in Saskatchewan

Jun 18, 2019 | 5:26am

There’s some relief for drought-stricken parts of southern Saskatchewan. The weather office says weekend rain was 65 millimeters near Humboldt, 46 millimeters in Yorkton, and 15 to 25 near Rosetown, Swift Current and Outlook. Western Canadian Wheat Growers chair Jim Wickett says the rain was spotty on his farm near Rosetown, ranging from a quarter […]