Sask Agriculture minister promotes intensive livestock development at SARM meeting

Nov 13, 2019 | 12:09pm

  Agriculture minister David Marit promoted the development of intensive livestock operations at the SARM mid-term convention in Regina Wednesday. He told over a thousand rural delegates that agriculture is a key pillar of the economy and the livestock sector has surpassed 2 billion dollars in farm cash receipts. He adds intensive livestock operations like […]

Mobile app SaskLander aims to eliminate trespassing problems in rural Sask.

Nov 7, 2019 | 7:00pm

A new app is being tested to change how land owners and recreational users connect for land access. Hunters, snowmobilers and other outdoor enthusiasts are closer to having that opportunity thanks to the launch of a prototype mobile app called SaskLander. At a presentation on Thursday afternoon at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) office […]

Farmers are not pleased with a second-term Liberal government: APAS and SARM

Oct 22, 2019 | 6:00am

Many Saskatchewan farmers are not pleased about a second-term Liberal government. The vast majority oppose the carbon tax and are upset with the Trudeau government’s response to various international trade disputes involving canola, durum, peas, lentils and pork. Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan Todd Lewis said there are frustrations. “People are frustrated with what’s been […]

Weekend rain and snow cause more harvest delays across Saskatchewan

Sep 30, 2019 | 3:48pm

Weekend rain and snow will cause more harvest delays across the Saskatchewan grainbelt. The snowfall ranges from 40 centimeters in Cypress Hills to two inches at Rosetown and a covering of snow in Regina and Saskatoon. Wheat Growers chair Jim Wickett at Rosetown says some crops have been flattened and downgraded to livestock feed by […]

New MOU geared towards renewable energy opportunities in Saskatchewan

Jun 30, 2019 | 8:30am

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), the First Nations Power Authority and the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan have all come together to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at exploring opportunities for research collaborations in renewable energy policies and processes. Ray Orb, President of SARM, said […]