farm supports

SARM Applauds Addition of R.M’s to Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program

SARM Applauds Addition of R.M’s to Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program

Jan 31, 2024 | 4:11pm
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) commends the federal and provincial governments for including 10 more R.M.s into the Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program. Both governments announced yesterday (Tues) the R.M.s of Sherwood, Bratt’s Lake, Lajord, Edenwold, Lumsden, South Qu’Appelle, North Qu’Appelle, Bayne, Rosthern, and Britannia were added to the coverage area.  “We know those areas are […]
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, […]

SCA hosting fifth townhall meeting in Central Butte this afternoon

Aug 9, 2023 | 11:31am

Central Butte is the site of today’s (Wed) townhall meeting hosted by the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association. It’s the 5th meeting over the last few weeks, taking in producer’s thoughts on the drought conditions and what can be done to provide immediate and long-term relief for them. CEO of the Cattlemen’s Association Grant McLellan has been […]

APAS launches task force to prepare for next federal-provincial farm policy framework

Oct 7, 2021 | 5:45am

APAS has launched a task force to work on a new five year federal-provincial agriculture funding agreement. President Todd Lewis says the federal-provincial agriculture ministers will discuss the next farm policy framework at a meeting next month. He says improvements are needed for farm support programs like agristability and agri-recovery. Lewis says increased funding is […]

Ottawa launches consultation process on new Agricultural Policy Framework

Jun 4, 2021 | 1:08pm

  Agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has launched a federal consultation process for the next Agricultural Policy Framework. The framework is a wide-ranging federal-provincial agreement to replace the current 5 year, 3 billion dollar Canadian Agricultural Partnership, which expires in March 2023. The consultations launched this week are designed to gather ideas from various groups. These […]

Sask farmers to see some enhanced benefits to Agristability

Mar 25, 2021 | 2:57pm

  Saskatchewan farmers will see some enhanced benefits to agristability, retroactive to 2020. Agriculture minister David Marit says the province has accepted federal proposals to remove the reference margin to the farm support program. That could cost the province an extra 20 million dollars. But he says the province has backed away from the proposed […]

Federal government outlines improvements to Agristability

Dec 17, 2019 | 3:14pm

  Federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says improvements are coming to farm support programs. After meeting with her provincial counterparts, Bibeau says farmers can use private insurance programs without being penalized through the agristability program. Saskatchewan agriculture minister David Marit welcomes the improvement. He says “we’re happy to hear that revenue from private insurance won’t […]

Farmers at APAS meeting discuss three key issues

Dec 10, 2019 | 7:00am

The president of APAS says farmers discussed three key issues at the recent annual meeting in Regina. Todd Lewis says a resolution passed unanimously calling on Ottawa to rebate any carbon tax payments on fuel used for grain drying this fall and winter. Lewis adds farmers are also pushing for improvements to agristability, with margin […]

Agriculture ministers agree to look at enhancing agristability support program

Jul 19, 2019 | 1:58pm

  Farm support programs could see some enhancements in the coming year. Agriculture ministers from across the country wrapped up their annual meeting Friday in Quebec City. Saskatchewan agriculture minister David Marit says he was pushing for some enhancements to agristability. Marit says his counterparts agreed to look at the proposals. Marit sees some minor […]