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Do More Ag accepting applications for its 5th annual Community Fund

Do More Ag accepting applications for its 5th annual Community Fund

Feb 2, 2024 | 8:03pm
The application window is wide open for the 5th annual Community Fund, put on by the Do More Agriculture Foundation and Farm Credit Canada. Do More Ag has been accepting applications since January 18 and the deadline is February 15. Executive Director of Do More Ag Megz Reynolds says  the fund offers free mental health supports […]
Shopping for something to wear on Orange Shirt Day? Here’s what you need to know

Shopping for something to wear on Orange Shirt Day? Here’s what you need to know

Sep 27, 2023 | 1:04pm
Every dollar spent on an orange T-shirt for Truth and Reconciliation Day should be a conscious effort to uplift an Indigenous business or community, experts say. Shopping for orange T-shirts from Indigenous businesses is a tangible step toward economic reconciliation, said Rob Schulz, founder of online marketplace ShopFirstNations. For anyone unsure how to find those businesses, here are […]

Sask farm gets federal support for new approach to grain drying

Mar 30, 2023 | 1:25pm

The Federal government has announced support for 45 new projects for more efficient grain drying technology on the farm. The latest support amounts to 22 million dollars, bringing the total to 99 grain dryer projects at a cost of more than 37 million dollars. For example, Geerts Farms, a 26 thousand acre family farm near […]

Sask agriculture budget rises significantly

Mar 22, 2023 | 2:25pm

  Agriculture minister David Marit says Wednesday’s provincial budget provides significant funding increases for agriculture. Marit says the agriculture budget totals 548 million dollars, up 20 percent. He says there are PST exemptions for storage buildings for vegetable producers in the Outlook irrigation district and for boats used in wild rice harvesting in northern Saskatchewan. […]

Sask invests in safe rural water delivery

Dec 5, 2022 | 11:53am

  The Saskatchewan government is investing over 1.9 million dollars in 10 industry-led research and development projects. One of the projects is led by Saskatoon-based Delco Water. The company is working with a number of rural municipalities and First Nations to develop and pilot remote sensing technologies for water treatment facilities in rural Saskatchewan. The […]

Ottawa details support for supply-management industry after Canada-U.S.-Mexico trade deal

Nov 17, 2022 | 2:17pm

The federal government will be providing more than 1.7 billion dollars to Canada’s farm supply-management sector for impacts from the Canada-U.S.-Mexico trade deal. Ottawa says dairy, poultry and egg processors and producers will share the funds to be able to make key investments and improve their operations to be even more productive and sustainable. The […]

James Smith Cree Nation Declares State of Emergency

Sep 4, 2022 | 5:46pm

The scene of one of the most horrific mass killings in Saskatchewan history has declared a state of emergency. Sunday afternoon, the band council made the announcement to get more support for the people devastated by this morning’s mass stabbing spree by two men.  Both are still on the loose, with the last sighting in […]

Sask Water Security Agency offers support for flood controls

Aug 15, 2022 | 2:28pm

  Saskatchewan Water Securities Agency minister Jeremy Cockrill is reminding municipalities of the annual transition from the Emergency Flood damage reduction program to the flood damage reduction program for the remainder of the fiscal year. The transition moves from the emergency focus toward long-term flood mitigation projects. Applications from municipalities will be accepted until September […]

Ottawa provides one million dollars to develop high tech products for agriculture

Jul 8, 2022 | 9:31am

  The federal government is providing over one million dollars to SomaDetect and Vivid Machines to help producers improve farm management and their bottom line. SomaDetect of Nova Scotia will develop and combine its sensors and artificial intelligence to deliver real-time milk quality information for dairy farmers. Vivid Machines of Toronto will provide fruit and […]