The fund announcement came shortly after federal officials announced changes aimed at creating flexibility within the temporary foreign worker program. The temporary changes allow workers who have lost their jobs to stay in Canada under their pre-existing closed work permit and start at another job sooner. | File photo

Ottawa offers more measures to help ag sector

The federal government continues to unveil policies and dollars they say will assist agricultural sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. A $100-million fund, launching in partnership with Calgary-based Forage Capital Inc., will be used “to support proven, viable companies through unexpected business disruptions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.” According to the federal government, Farm Credit Canada […] Read more

It took a major pandemic for people to notice the remarkable things that our farms and agricultural businesses perform every day. | File photo

Suddenly agriculture is important

A trend has developed in the business news channels over the past week that has not been hard to miss. Suddenly the CEO’s of the big agriculture and food concerns are being featured front and centre during the business segments. Usually these companies are noted only when they release quarterly results and even then there […] Read more

According to the government, all of the cases are 20 years of age and
older with the exception of one that is still under investigation. Males
comprise 65 percent of the cases. | Getty Images

COVID-19 cases jump in Sask.

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Saskatchewan jumped from 26 to 44 as of Saturday, March 21. According to the government, all of the cases are 20 years of age and older with the exception of one that is still under investigation. Males comprise 65 percent of the cases. In addition, the Roy Romanow […] Read more