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Top-up needed: Federal and Provincial Governments giving more to producers dealing with impacts of drought

Top-up needed: Federal and Provincial Governments giving more to producers dealing with impacts of drought

Apr 9, 2024 | 6:23pm
Producers enrolled in the 2023 Canada-Saskatchewan Feed Program will be getting a top-up to help cover extraordinary costs for transportation of feed and help maintain the breeding herd. The federal-provincial program was introduced October 20, 2023 in response to drought conditions felt across the province, especially in the southwest and west-central regions. The provincial government […]
With many big announcements made, Budget Day shaping up to be quiet for ag sector

With many big announcements made, Budget Day shaping up to be quiet for ag sector

Mar 19, 2024 | 11:48am
The provincial budget will be released Wednesday and one cattle group leader believes there won’t be anything new in the budget for the agriculture sector. CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Grant McLellan says many noteworthy items have been announced over the last two months, from the freezing of Crown Land grazing rates made in […]
Premier announces over $340 million for Municipal Revenue Sharing

Premier announces over $340 million for Municipal Revenue Sharing

Mar 15, 2024 | 6:12am
Premier Scott Moe has announced that Saskatchewan’s 2024-25 Municipal Revenue Sharing (MRS) Program will set a new record at $340.2 million, an increase of approximately $42.3 million over the previous year. The Premier announced this during the 2024 SARM Convention in Regina. Moe said this increase is 14 percent from the 2023-24 fiscal year and […]
Premier Scott Moe announces Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project to move forward in 2025

Premier Scott Moe announces Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project to move forward in 2025

Mar 15, 2024 | 1:44am
A major irrigation project in Saskatchewan that has been talked about for years is moving forward on expansion. During his address to delegates at the SARM Convention Thursday afternoon, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced work on the first 90-thousand acres of the Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project is expected to start in 2025, following engagement with […]
Getting connected is the general theme of Day 1 of SARM Convention

Getting connected is the general theme of Day 1 of SARM Convention

Mar 14, 2024 | 12:44am
There was a common thread during the first day of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Annual Convention & Trade Show on Wednesday: getting connected to ensure everyone’s needs are met. Elements of that seemed to be incorporated into each speech given to SARM delegates at the Queensbury Convention Centre. During her opening speech […]
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 […]
SARM President Ray Orb joins conversation on Bill C-234

SARM President Ray Orb joins conversation on Bill C-234

Oct 4, 2023 | 5:23pm
The Senate Ag Committee heard from the president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM). Ray Orb is the latest to speak on Bill C-234, a private member’s bill that amends the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, which would make natural gas and propane used for grain drying and heating barns exempt from the carbon tax. […]

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 […]

Pulse Canada, SARM glad B.C. port strike is over

Jul 14, 2023 | 3:44pm

After 13 days, the B.C. port strike has come to an end. The B.C. Maritimes Association said in a statement they’ve agreed to a 4-year tentative deal with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada, which represents 74-hundred workers. The deal is subject to ratification by both the union and employer, and it comes after […]