Saskatchewan Stock Growers Affiliation (SSGA) says it’s taking motion to assist livestock producers, by releasing the contents of a drought-survival proposal submitted to the provincial and federal governments this week.
“We greatly appreciate the measures Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada have implemented especially, the triggering of AgriRecovery assessments,” says Kelcy Elford, president of SSGA. “However, there is no end in sight for these extreme conditions. We need additional, immediate action to be taken, including an announcement of AgriRecovery programming to ensure that livestock producers are able to make critical, time-sensitive business decisions. We have been closely reviewing existing policy and programs that can be adapted. We have confidence in our government. They listen to understand our problems and welcome actionable solutions.”
SSGA is encouraging each ranges of presidency to work with grain corporations to take away any boundaries which are stopping the salvage of feed from forward-contracted crops.
SSGA can be recommending that governments collaborate with the shortline and nationwide railway corporations to seek out inexpensive transportation for relocating feed, feed grains, and by-products to deficit areas within the province.
SSGA is looking for additional modifications to the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance coverage Company’s course of for adjusting and pricing, in addition to rapid modifications for monetary administration and money circulation by way of the AgriInvest and AgriStability program, and funds to loans.
“With the extreme drought conditions present across the province, we are calling on the federal government to expand the Livestock Tax Deferral Program announced last week to a five-year program to include all classes of cattle and regions of Saskatchewan,” Elford provides.
A full listing of drought assets may be discovered on the SSGA web site, right here.
The Farm Stress Line is free and confidential: 1-800-667-4442.