David Marit

Four Agriculture Groups want review of Bunge-Viterra merger done by the provincial government

Four Agriculture Groups want review of Bunge-Viterra merger done by the provincial government

Oct 6, 2023 | 5:43pm
Four farm groups want the Saskatchewan government to conduct a risk assessment into the proposed merger between Viterra and Bunge. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, SaskCanola, SaskBarley, and SaskWheat sent a joint letter to provincial Agriculture Minister David Marit. Chairperson of SaskWheat Brett Halstead says one of the concerns is less options to sell grain. […]
October declared Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan

October declared Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan

Oct 3, 2023 | 11:52am
Saskatchewan farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses will be sharing the spotlight this month. The provincial government declared October as Agriculture Month to increase the public’s understanding and trust in modern food production. “The agriculture industry is a cornerstone of our province,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said in a news release. “You can’t celebrate this amazing industry […]
Ag officials from Canada, U.S., and Mexico meet in Saskatoon this week

Ag officials from Canada, U.S., and Mexico meet in Saskatoon this week

Aug 15, 2023 | 11:55am
Saskatchewan is playing host to a big meeting of agriculture officials all over North America. The Tri-National Agricultural Accord is meeting in Saskatoon today (Tues) and tomorrow (Wed). Provincial Agriculture Minister David Marit says representatives from Mexico, 22 U.S. states, and several provinces from Quebec to Alberta will be there. Delegates will be visiting the […]
Ag West Bio to receive $9.5-million in federal-provincial funding to support ag companies

Ag West Bio to receive $9.5-million in federal-provincial funding to support ag companies

Jul 4, 2023 | 11:04am
Farmers and ranchers across Saskatchewan will have additional opportunities to move their product in another marketplace thanks to the continued funding of Ag-West Bio from the provincial and federal governments. Through the Sustainable Canadian Agriculture Partnership, $9.5 million over the next five years will be awarded to Ag-West Bio for their work in providing support […]
45th annual Canada’s Farm Show gets underway today

45th annual Canada’s Farm Show gets underway today

Jun 20, 2023 | 8:45am
The wait is over: Canada’s Farm Show is here. The 45th edition of the show kicked off yesterday afternoon with a “sneak peak” outside of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building. Agriculture Minister David Marit, Regina Mayor Sandra Masters, CEO of the Regina Exhibition Association Limited Tim Reid, and representatives from Viterra and South Country Equipment were […]
Trio of Saskatchewan organizations receive funding to build ” Resiliency and Public Trust” in Agriculture

Trio of Saskatchewan organizations receive funding to build ” Resiliency and Public Trust” in Agriculture

May 23, 2023 | 1:35pm
The Canadian and Saskatchewan governments announced joint funding to three organizations that they say will help build resiliency and public trust in agriculture. More than $4.1 million is allocated to Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan, Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan, and 4-H Saskatchewan over 5 years. That means Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan is receiving […]
Four students receive Agriculture Student Scholarship

Four students receive Agriculture Student Scholarship

May 17, 2023 | 2:44pm
Four Saskatchewan students have been awarded the Agriculture Student Scholarship to pursue post-secondary education in agriculture. Caitlyn Spratt from Melfort was awarded $4,000, for her essay on Saskatchewan’s sustainability efforts, which included implementing practices like zero till and GPS technology, and addressing the environmental benefits of cattle grazing on native rangelands. “I couldn’t believe it, […]
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Marit not worried about latest Canada-China spat

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Marit not worried about latest Canada-China spat

May 15, 2023 | 3:13pm
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit is not worried about the current tensions between Canada and China. The latest spat saw Canada expel a Chinese diplomat over allegations of foreign interference, and China responded by expelling a Canadian diplomat. Beijing previously banned imports of canola from Richardson Pioneer International and Viterra, following the arrest of Huawei’s […]