Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Agriculture and Conservation working side by side in Western Manitoba

June 20, 2017

Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association

Birdtail and Upper Assiniboine River Tour Focuses on water management via wise land use solutions

Winnipeg, Mb (June 20, 2017) --- A tour of agriculture and conservation interests hosted by five partner groups will bring messages and examples of water management, wise land use planning, economic prosperity and environmental synergies on agricultural lands to 80 or so delegates and media tomorrow in Russell, Manitoba.

The groups - Manitoba Forage and Grasslands Association (MFGA), Assiniboine River Basin Initiative (ARBI), Manitoba Conservation Districts Association (MCDA) and the Upper Assiniboine River and the Lake of the Prairies Conservation Districts - are woven together by their support for the MFGA's Aquanty Project, a high resolution HydroGeoSphere model that is being built by the Aquanty software firm for the Assiniboine River Basin to examine the role of forages and grasslands on flood and drought mitigation.

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Posted July 23, 2017


Client Satisfaction Survey: Business Risk Management Programs

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in collaboration with provincial partners, has launched an online survey seeking producers’ input on the level of satisfaction with our Business Risk Management (BRM) programs (AgriStability, AgriInvest, AgriInsurance, and Advance Payments Program). The survey is intended to be completed by producers who have applied to these programs in recent years and focuses on their experience with them.

Results from this survey will help us understand client expectations and improve BRM program delivery services.

The anonymous survey will be available until July 31, 2017 and will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

To complete the BRM Client Satisfaction Survey click here.


Saskatchewan Hay/Grazing Tender Program

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Sound management of pastureland keeps forage stands healthy and vigorous. It also helps with weed control, while at the same time, maintains productive waterfowl habitat.

As a unique opportunity for local producers, DUC makes land available for haying and/or grazing with annual tenders.

If you are interested in submitting an application for tender, please contact the DUC office below identified on the listing, call 1-866-252-3825 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tenders close at 1:00 pm (CST) on July 12th, 2017 and are on a per parcel basis. Hay can be cut after July 15, 2017.

View the full list of grazing properties: http://www.ducks.ca/resources/landowners/hay-tender-saskatchewan/

Posted June 29, 2017


Stock Growers 104th AGM Offers Learning & Lobbying

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) wrapped up its 104th Annual General Meeting in Moose Jaw on Tuesday.

“Our theme was Change, Challenge, Opportunity,” said SSGA president Shane Jahnke. “That pretty much sums up ranching life right there.”

Members attended learning sessions that will equip them to deal with evolving markets and changes to production practices. They also passed 11 resolutions brought forward by the grassroots membership.

Read the AGM Convention highlights and see presentations here.


A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors



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Brett Young

Speedrite  Union Forage



Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed Ponderosa
SaskMilk SCIC


The SFC also gratefully acknowledges funding for…
‘Facilitating Forage Initiatives in Saskatchewan’ project through the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Industry Development Fund (SCAIDF)