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Citizens Group Raises Concerns Over Farmland Drainage

October 2, 2018

A group of concerned citizens from across Saskatchewan and Manitoba are raising concerns about Saskatchewan’s new Agricultural Drainage Policies. Farmers, ranchers, urban, rural, downstream landowners, and recreational users came together to deliberate and propose solutions to the ongoing negative effects of farmland drainage. Their concerns have been captured in an Insightrix Report “CALL TO ACTION” Findings from Farmland Drainage Roundtable Initiative.

Read the full press release here

Read the Insightrix Report here

Posted October 8, 2018


 

SSGA Welcomes Successful Negotiation of USMCA

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) welcomes the successful completion of negotiations of the new modernized trade agreement with the United States and Mexico. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) replaces the former North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trade between the North American countries is extremely important for the Canadian economy. The U.S. is Canada’s largest trading partner with exports to the U.S. totaling $420.6 billion in products in 2017, while trade with Mexico has been growing.

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Posted October 3, 2018


 

Help Maintain Strychnine for RGS Control in Agriculture

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association, September 25, 2018

Health Canada wants to end the use of products containing strychnine for ground squirrel control following a re-evaluation by its Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) which had environmental concerns about the potential poisoning of non-target animals. Health Canada had opened a 90-day public consultation that concludes on September 27. The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) is concerned because there is currently no adequate alternative to strychnine for controlling the overpopulation and infestation of Richardson’s Ground Squirrels (RGS), which can cause significant damage to agricultural operations in Saskatchewan. The SSGA is also disappointed that this consultation period took place during the peak of agricultural activity.

If you want to share your concern about the loss of strychnine as a useful tool in agriculture to manage the RGS population and about the timing of the consultation period, add your name to a petition going to Health Canada.

Click here to navigate to the Saskatchewan Stock Growers website and to participate in the petition.

Posted October 1, 2018


 

Johne's Surveillance Program Renewed

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association, Media Release, September 10, 2018

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) is pleased to announce that the Johne’s Disease Surveillance Program has been renewed for another five years. The SSGA is the administrator for the Johne’s program and funding is provided under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program.

“It’s been a popular program among both purebred and commercial beef producers. The renewal of this program will go a long way to help producers be vigilant about controlling Johne’s Disease,” stated SSGA President Bill Huber.

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Posted September 11, 2018


 

A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors

 

Gold

NH Agr 3D

 

Silver

BrettYoung logo NEW

Union Forage  
Abbey Resources Corp
ProvenSeed 2Colour small
Boehringer logo

 

Bronze

Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed SeCan
Ponderosa Ag Sales SCIC
   

 

The SFC also gratefully acknowledges funding for…
Facilitating Forage Initiatives in Saskatchewan’ project through the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund (SCAIDF)

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