APAS President Calls for Railways to Pay Demurrage Costs for Grain Shipment Delays

Delays costing farmers between $11,000 and $13,000 per day
Todd Lewis is asking the railways to cover the steep financial penalties that grain farmers are paying because of CN and CP’s failure to get their product to port. Read more about APAS President Calls for Railways to Pay Demurrage Costs for Grain Shipment Delays

Agriculture Literacy Month

March is Agriculture Literacy Month in Saskatchewan

March 2018 has once again been proclaimed as Agriculture Literacy Month in Saskatchewan.

Agriculture Literacy Month brings farmers, ranchers and other members of the agriculture industry into elementary school classrooms around the province to read stories and discuss their agricultural experiences. Read more about March is Agriculture Literacy Month in Saskatchewan

SARM: Increasing Concerns for the Agriculture Sector

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has flagged several concerns facing the agriculture sector. The movement of grain has drastically slowed in the prairies, the Government of India has placed high tariffs on pulses that negatively impact Canadian producers, and Bill C-49 still has not received Royal Assent. Read more about SARM: Increasing Concerns for the Agriculture Sector

Enhancements Made to Crop Insurance Program Coverage for 2018

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced details of the 2018 Crop Insurance Program. Saskatchewan producers will have access to very high coverage as the Crop Insurance Program continues to improve, as a result of the success of Saskatchewan farmers and ranchers. Read more about Enhancements Made to Crop Insurance Program Coverage for 2018

Incentive Program to Sell Eligible Cultivated and Formerly Cultivated Crown Land Announced

Ministry of Agriculture –Released on December 5, 2017 Today Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced a targeted incentive program to encourage the continued sale of cultivated and formerly cultivated agricultural Crown land.  The new, targeted program offers current lease-holders a 10 per cent purchase incentive on the sale of eligible land until March 31, 2018. “This […]

Northeastern Saskatchewan Final Crop Report  – October 17 to 23, 2017

Northeastern Saskatchewan Final Crop Report – Released on October 26, 2017
Crop District 8 – Hudson Bay, Tisdale, Melfort, Carrot River, Humboldt, Kinistino, Cudworth and Aberdeen areas
Crop District 9AE – Prince Albert, Choiceland and Paddockwood areas

Harvest is virtually complete in the region thanks to a good stretch of warm and relatively dry weather. There are a few fields of crops such as canola, oats and flax left to be combined. Fall
work continues and many producers in the area have been able to reclaim acres lost to flooding in previous years.  Read more about Northeastern Saskatchewan Final Crop Report  – October 17 to 23, 2017