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.
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The provincial government announced Nov. 16 it will match cash donations to the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association’s wildfire relief fund up to $100,000. “Under these circumstances and following this unprecedented event, our government believes contributing financially to this fund is the best, most flexible and fastest way to help affected farm families in the region,” said government relations minister Larry Doke.
REGINA — A farm group has raised around $200,000 to help ranchers affected by recent wildfires in southwest Saskatchewan. A wildfire near Burstall, Tompkins and Leader on Oct. 17 burned tens of thousands of acres of land and killed around 750 cattle, for an estimated loss of about $1 million.