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FCC AgriSpirit Fund open for applications from rural communities and organizations

FCC AgriSpirit Fund open for applications from rural communities and organizations

Apr 23, 2024 | 5:53pm
Community-based organizations and rural communities across Canada needing to fund a project can apply to Farm Credit Canada’s AgriSpirit Fund. $1.5-million is available for registered charities, non-profit organizations, and First Nation, Metis, & Inuit communities who apply for the fund.  FCC’s Manager of Community Investment Carla Warnyca says eligible projects can get between 10 and […]
Support from CAAIN kick-starts Saskatoon-based grain grading app’s development

Support from CAAIN kick-starts Saskatoon-based grain grading app’s development

Apr 23, 2024 | 5:46pm
An app that speeds up the grain grading process for farmers is gaining momentum, in large part to support from the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN). It’s called GeoAI and with a snap of a photo it can determine the quality of your grain. The only downside, for now, is it can only […]
SaskBarley allocating funds to a number of research projects

SaskBarley allocating funds to a number of research projects

Apr 9, 2024 | 6:36pm
The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (SaskBarley) is committing $856,651 towards barley research over the next five years. Research and Extension Manager with SaskBarley Mitchell Japp says the research will focus on areas of concern for barley growers in the province, such as “managing maturity and uniformity in barley, crop establishment, disease pressure, and marketability” adding […]
Budget 2024: Increased funding for Ag Ministry to support risk management programs & research

Budget 2024: Increased funding for Ag Ministry to support risk management programs & research

Mar 20, 2024 | 2:15pm
Agriculture is getting a boost as the 2024-25 Provincial Budget, released Wednesday afternoon, increases funding for the Ministry by 4.1 percent to $570.6-million. Expenses for the Ministry of Agriculture for 2024-25 will be $1.5-billion. The Budget invests in programs, including a suite of business-management programs, services, and agricultural research.”Our province’s agriculture sector is the backbone […]
With many big announcements made, Budget Day shaping up to be quiet for ag sector

With many big announcements made, Budget Day shaping up to be quiet for ag sector

Mar 19, 2024 | 11:48am
The provincial budget will be released Wednesday and one cattle group leader believes there won’t be anything new in the budget for the agriculture sector. CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Grant McLellan says many noteworthy items have been announced over the last two months, from the freezing of Crown Land grazing rates made in […]
Premier Scott Moe announces Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project to move forward in 2025

Premier Scott Moe announces Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project to move forward in 2025

Mar 15, 2024 | 1:44am
A major irrigation project in Saskatchewan that has been talked about for years is moving forward on expansion. During his address to delegates at the SARM Convention Thursday afternoon, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe announced work on the first 90-thousand acres of the Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project is expected to start in 2025, following engagement with […]
Sask. communities among 86 across Canada to receive FCC Funding for community projects

Sask. communities among 86 across Canada to receive FCC Funding for community projects

Oct 31, 2023 | 5:25pm
Farm Credit Canada announced they are giving $1.5 million to 86 community groups nationwide to support rural capital projects. Through the FCC’s AgriSpirit Fund, 15 communities in Saskatchewan will receive over $246,000 to various community improvement initiatives that enrich the lives of residents in cities, towns or Indigenous communities with fewer than 150,000 people.  This includes […]
Making plant-based food & ingredient sector more competitive the focus of Protein Industries Canada AGM

Making plant-based food & ingredient sector more competitive the focus of Protein Industries Canada AGM

Sep 15, 2023 | 4:38pm
About 170 people from Protein Industries Canada and industry stakeholders gathered in Edmonton this week for their Annual General Meeting. CEO Bill Greuel says government representatives and a delegation from the University of Alberta were also at the AGM on Wednesday. He says the focus was on how to make Canadian companies – from ingredient manufacturers to food companies – more competitive […]
Cost-sharing pilot program launched to help R.M.s and irrigation districts replace aging infrastructure

Cost-sharing pilot program launched to help R.M.s and irrigation districts replace aging infrastructure

Aug 21, 2023 | 11:52am
The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency is launching a $500-thousand pilot program aimed at helping R.M.s and irrigation districts cover costs of replacing aging infrastructure. Infrastructure projects such as bridges, culverts, or culvert-style crossings that cross WSA channels are eligible for 50/50 cost sharing. Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency Jeremy Cockrill says the WSA is partnering […]
Four R&D projects receiving funding from Innovation Saskatchewan

Four R&D projects receiving funding from Innovation Saskatchewan

Jun 27, 2023 | 2:20pm
Innovation Saskatchewan is investing $1.1-million in 4 industry-led research and development projects. The money is through the Saskatchewan Advantage Innovation Fund (SAIF) and Agtech Growth Fund (AGF).  The SAIF supports the commercialization of innovations in the province’s core economic sectors, while the AGF works in concert to accelerate the commercialization of novel agricultural technologies, according to […]