Ag Minister David Marit

Sask. Ag Minister looking forward to additional role at Water Security Agency

Sask. Ag Minister looking forward to additional role at Water Security Agency

Sep 6, 2023 | 4:01pm
The Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture is settling into his added responsibility of being the head of the Water Security Agency. David Marit kept the Ag file and replaced Jeremy Cockrill as minister responsible for the WSA in last week’s Cabinet Shuffle. Marit says he was informed the day before the official ceremony at Government House […]
SCA delivers letter to Provincial Ag Minister, details program feedback from producers

SCA delivers letter to Provincial Ag Minister, details program feedback from producers

Aug 18, 2023 | 5:22pm
It’s written, signed, and delivered to Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit. The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association sent a letter to Minister Marit, which has feedback on various support programs and general comments from producers. The feedback was complied during 5 townhall meetings in Perdue, Kindersley, Cabri, Cadillac, and Central Butte. CEO of the Cattlemen’s Association Grant […]
Another meeting, same high engagement level at SCA townhall in Central Butte

Another meeting, same high engagement level at SCA townhall in Central Butte

Aug 11, 2023 | 4:02pm
Central Butte area producers met with delegates from Sask. Crop Insurance, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, and others at a townhall meeting on Wednesday. CEO of the Cattlemen’s Association Grant McLellan says about 60 producers attended, and it was another engaging meeting about drought conditions and feedback on available support programs. Representatives from the Saskatchewan Association of […]
Drought in Saskatchewan: 39 R.M.s declare agricultural disasters, SARM working with other organizations for long-term solutions

Drought in Saskatchewan: 39 R.M.s declare agricultural disasters, SARM working with other organizations for long-term solutions

Aug 4, 2023 | 4:51pm
The President of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has been busy this summer working on the drought issue. Ray Orb has been touring areas affected by dry conditions, talking with Rural Municipality officials and attending townhall meetings hosted by the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA). The conditions have been forcing R.M.’s to declare agricultural […]
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister calls FPT Ag Minister Meetings productive

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister calls FPT Ag Minister Meetings productive

Jul 25, 2023 | 3:23pm
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit believes the recent meeting of his federal, provincial, and territorial counterparts, was the most productive one. The meeting in Fredericton, New Brunswick was his 5th one, and is back home after missing the wrap up news conference on Friday to catch a flight back to the province. There were no […]
Sask. Crop Insurance allowing more acres of low yielding crops be redirected to feed

Sask. Crop Insurance allowing more acres of low yielding crops be redirected to feed

Jul 13, 2023 | 6:15pm
Saskatchewan livestock producers facing challenges from the dry conditions this season, have access to support from the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation. Sask. Crop Insurance is allowing additional acres of low yielding cereal and pulse crops to be diverted to feed. Acting Vice-President of Operations at Sask. Crop Insurance Lorelei Hulston says this applies to farmers […]
Multiple Rural Municipalities declaring agricultural disasters as drought conditions persist

Multiple Rural Municipalities declaring agricultural disasters as drought conditions persist

Jul 13, 2023 | 4:27pm
The Rural Municipality of Dundurn has declared an agricultural disaster, as a result of ongoing drought conditions. On its website, the R.M. is also calling on various levels of government to provide disaster relief to farmers and ranchers. The R.M.s of Old Post and Arlington are other areas that have also declared agricultural disasters, according […]