Sunday, March 18, 2018

Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced changes to Saskatchewan Crop Insurances in early March. Enhancements to the program will be of interest to Saskatchewan forage and livestock producers. Some highlights include the addition of fire insurance under the Forage Rainfall Insurance Program, restoration benefit for drowned-out hay land, increased compensation rates for predation of calves and more.

To learn more visit:

Deadline to apply or make changes is March 31, 2018. To view all deadlines, visit

Ryder Lee, CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association has a YouTube video describing the Sask Crop Insurance programs for 2018. View the video here.

Posted March 11, 2018


 Forage Programs and Funding Opportunities

The Alus Saskatchewan Assiniboine Project is offering payment for producers to convert marginal land to forages, conserve wetlands and sloughs, conserve native plants, and to install hen houses or bat boxes within the Assiniboine River Watershed.

To learn more, click here or go to the Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association website.

Ducks Unlimited Canada has teamed up with Crop Production Services to offer incentives to producers in targeted areas.  To learn more about this program click here.

Ducks Unlimited also offers a Marginal Areas Program aimed at grain producers to seed fragments of cultivation into forage and a Forages in Rotation program for landowners wishing to add forages as part of an annual cropping rotation. Contact DU for more info.


A Special Thank You to Saskatchewan Forage Council Sponsors



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Brett Young

Union Forage  



Ducks Unlimited Northstar
Pickseed SeCan
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)