Residents in the Rural Municipality of Corman Park whose property weathered
significant water damage as a result of heavy rainfall in the last few months,
will be eligible to receive funding from the Provincial Disaster Assistance
“This is a program of last resort,” heard residents Wednesday evening at the RM’s municipality office in Saskatoon.
Residents can claim up to $240,000 for personal property, and $500,000 for small businesses.
A drought in the U.S. may be good for Saskatchewan producers, but not for your grocery bill.
In the U.S. farmers are already chopping their crops, which are wilting from the worst drought in the last 25 years.
A miserable year for farmers in the U.S. could result in Saskatchewan farmers cashing in.
"As one producer just told me recently its shaping up to be like three years in one. You know, well above average prices, well above average production. When you put the two of them together it could be an excellent year for many producers," said agricultural commentator Kevin Hursch.
Weather is always a battle for farmers in Saskatchewan but it really depends on where you are and who you ask to determine the state of crops across the province this year.
Right now farmers around the Battlefords area are hoping for a bit more sunshine and a little less rain.
So far this summer, some farms have recieved around 10 or more inches of rain this year. Usually on average, they only get about six inches at this time of year.
Following an official announcement by the federal government, Swiss-based commodities giant Glencore took one more step towards taking over Viterra.
Federal minister of Industry, Christian Paradis, said he approved Swiss company Glencore's application to acquire Viterra because the takeover will likely be of a net benefit to Canada.
In a news release, Glencore's director of agricultural products said they are pleased with the decision, and they are committed to investing in Viterra's operations.
An endangered species has made a return to Saskatchewan after nearly a decade without any sitings.
The Loggerhead Shrike had not been seen near Regina for seven years but the bird, who has an inclination towards barbed wire fences is back.
"They will hook or we call it impaling their food onto something sharp," said conservationist Rebecca Magnus.
She said that she has seen a couple of the Loggerhead Shrike's leaving their trail of carnage outside of the city.
While there have been no new cases of swamp fever or Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) found in the province since May 25, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently announced that there has been one new case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) confirmed within the past month.
CWD is a progressive, fatal nervous system disease known to naturally infect white-tailed deer, mule deer, black-tailed deer, moose and elk. It belongs to the family of diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies.
Canada's Farm Progress Show wound up another successful year Friday.
Rob O’Connor, show manager, said the show may be over but now the hard part begins, breaking down and shipping out all of the exhibits and equipment.
O'Connor said this year has been especially great. He said they had international buyers from 58 different nations this year.
“They came from the middle east, and eastern Europe, western Europe, Australia, North America. So every continent was represented here this year.”
The 35th year of Canada's Farm Progress Show kicked off in Regina Tuesday.
It's the first time the show can boast over 800 displays, with the total coming in at 806. Buyers registered so far represent 55 different countries.
The latest outlook from the Royal Bank predicts Saskatchewan's economy will continue to thrive.
RBC's quarterly forecast says solid gains in agriculture, mining and construction are the reasons.
The economists expect our economy to grow by three point seven percent this year and three point nine next year.
Craig Wright with RBC says strong investment and demand for our province's resources are responsible for the economic strength.