The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan have introduced a brand new useful administration observe program for cow-calf producers beneath the Farm Stewardship Program.
Eligible cow-calf producers can now entry cost-shared funding of up to 75 per cent of venture prices, to a most of $15,000 for the event of run-off management measures.
Eligible initiatives embrace holding or retention ponds for gathering run-off, ditches, berms, or dykes and earthwork or pen regrading to obtain correct run-off.
“I feel for the many Saskatchewan producers dealing with moderate to extreme drought conditions across much of the province this year,” says Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Meals Marie-Claude Bibeau. “Together with our provincial counterparts, we are working to build a sustainable future for our farm families, because we know farmers are on the front lines of climate change. Producers can now access this program which will help them to protect their valuable water sources and support their adoption of sustainable management practices.”
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit says that as stewards of the land, producers take their duty to shield water sources critically. “This program will provide additional funding for Saskatchewan cow-calf producers and assist them with making improvements to their operations.”