Incentive program to sell eligible cultivated and formerly cultivated crown land announced
Today (Dec. 5) Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced a targeted incentive program to encourage the continued sale of cultivated and formerly cultivated agricultural Crown land in Saskatchewan. The new, targeted program offers current lease-holders a 10 per cent purchase incentive on the sale of eligible land until March 31, 2018. “This focused incentive program supports our government’s consistent approach to putting land in the hands of producers in cases where there is no higher public good from an ecological, environmental, heritage or economic perspective,” Stewart said. “Saskatchewan producers are the best stewards of the land and should have the opportunity to realize the benefits of ownership.” Lessees may continue leasing if they do not wish to purchase.