Sask. still debating wildfire assistance

The Saskatchewan government is still weighing whether it will provide assistance to producers who lost animals and property in October’s wildfires. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said the province has already agreed to help pay for the burial of what is now estimated at 770 cattle killed or euthanized as a result of the fires in […] Read more

Ranchers to get compensation for TB quarantine

The cattle in quarantine cannot be sold, and Ottawa is offering financial assistance with winter feeding costs

Financial assistance will be available to help Alberta and Saskatchewan ranchers cope with expenses from having cattle in quarantine during a bovine tuberculosis investigation. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay made the commitment Nov. 24 in the House of Commons. “I am pleased to confirm that, working with the province, we are committed to compensate these […] Read more