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SSGA Welcomes Enhancements to Saskatchewan Crop Insurance

February 27, 2018

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced enhancements to the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Program. The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is pleased that the government has heard the voice of stock growers and has responded with these enhancements to their risk management programs.

“Despite these tight budgetary times, they have addressed the needs of cattle producers in the Province of Saskatchewan. These efforts show just how much they value our industry,” stated SSGA President Shane Jahnke.

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Posted February 28, 2018


SSGA Meet to Address Wildfire Aftermath

January 25, 2018

Members of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) discussed some of the key issues in the beef industry at their semi-annual meeting earlier today.

“It’s important for producers to meet face-to-face to talk about the issues most important to the beef sector and share their view on solutions,” stated Shane Jahnke, President of the SSGA. He highlighted the SSGA’s activities for the past six months including continuing to lobby the government against the national carbon tax and against federal proposed changes to the corporate taxation. “Both the carbon tax and the proposed changes to corporate taxation would put the beef industry at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to trade,” he added.

Members passed two resolutions in response to the wildfires that took place last fall. “The wildfires were devastating to producers that suffered losses,” Jahnke stated. “The fires illustrated the need for fire insurance for grasslands to be commercially available and if it were available to these producers this program would have been a huge help.” One resolution called on the province and the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) to incorporate fire insurance into their forage insurance program.

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Posted Feb 1, 2018


Government Invests $7.7 Million in Crop Research

Released on January 9, 2018

Today Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on behalf of Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $7.7 million in funding for 30 crop-related research projects through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund (ADF).

In addition, the governments are committing $6.25 million in operating funds through the ADF to the Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan over five years.

Read the news release here. Read the ADF crops backgrounder here.

Posted Jan 27, 2018


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