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**The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (SCA) is pleased with today’s budget**


[Regina, Sk, Mar. 2024] SCA welcomes the changes and expansion of the Forage Rainfall Insurance program, as well as the increase in the number of weather stations to be located throughout the province.  The expanded options to insure additional forage crops, including greenfeed, mixed forage and silage as well as additional 38 weather stations, should enable producers to select coverage that better reflects the situation on their operations.


Cumulative droughts have taken a toll on many producers in the province and the call for changes to the Forage Rainfall Insurance program came directly from producers at the drought townhall meetings SCA hosted last summer.  


“The changes to Forage Rainfall Insurance clearly indicates that the government listened to producers’ concerns and acted to improve the program in a way that should help producers expand their coverage and protect their operation,” stated Keith Day, SCA Chair. “It is important that the programs available respond to the situation producers may face.  We thank the government listening and acting.”


The ongoing drought situation also highlights the need for a stable supply of water for producers and their animals.  The announced funding to move forward with the large irrigation project at Lake Diefenbaker is appreciated by SCA.


“SCA has been a vocal proponent of the two large irrigation projects.  We believe they are transformational, with significant economic benefit not only for our producers, but the province as well,” commented Grant McLellan, SCA CEO. “We took every opportunity available to remind the province of the project’s necessity and importance, and we are pleased to see it moving forward.”


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Colin Hubick

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