Sask. ag worker course discontinued due to lack of interest

A program designed to train agricultural workers and help alleviate a shortage of skilled labour on Saskatchewan farms did not continue beyond a pilot project stage. The Agricultural Operator Program was announced in 2014 as part of the provincial government’s growth plan. It was delivered by Parkland Regional College in Yorkton and, if successful, was […] Read more

New ag programs discourage efficiency

Saskatchewan producers are going to take big hits from cuts to the two major federal business risk management programs: AgriStability and AgriInvest. These cuts weren’t the result of lobbying from the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan. They weren’t recommended by the Saskatchewan government. During more than three years of involvement in the Growing Forward 2 […] Read more

FCC offers program for young farmers

A new initiative from Farm Credit Canada could help 1,000 Canadians start or expand their farm operations. President Greg Stewart revealed details of FCC’s new $500 million Young Farmer Loan program at a news conference last week on a farm near Saskatoon. Under the program, FCC will offer loans of up to $500,000 for purchase […] Read more