Automatic PST Refunds on Certain Types of Insurance

Policy holders of crop, livestock, hail, margin/income, life and health insurance in Saskatchewan will soon receive a sales tax refund or credit from their insurance provider. Refunds and credits are automatic, meaning no action is required of policy holders. Read more about Automatic PST Refunds on Certain Types of Insurance

Recent Snowfall Increases Spring Runoff Outlook

Today, the Water Security Agency (WSA) released the April spring runoff forecast. Snowfall across most of Saskatchewan was well above normal in March, increasing the runoff potential across the province with northern and southern Saskatchewan showing two different outlooks. Read more about Recent Snowfall Increases Spring Runoff Outlook

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

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Nipawin Area May See Above Normal Run-Off But Flood Levels Not Anticipated

On March 13th, 2018, the Water Security Agency (WSA) released an updated spring runoff outlook for 2018, confirming that the early March snowfall across much of southern Saskatchewan has raised projections for a near normal to above normal snowmelt runoff across most of the province, except some drier pockets in southwest and south central Saskatchewan. Read more about Nipawin Area May See Above Normal Run-Off But Flood Levels Not Anticipated

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