1. SCIC webinars on Crop Insurance, AgriStability, and Livestock Price Insurance: Over the next few months, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation (SCIC) will be hosting live webinars to provide information and answer questions about Crop Insurance, AgriStability, and Livestock Price Insurance. Click here to get the full list of webinars, dates, and registration information.
2. FCC Young Farmer Summit in Saskatoon: On February 7, Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will be hosting a Young Farmer Summit at TCU Place in Saskatoon from 10:00am until 3:30pm. The event is free to attend, but you have to reserve a ticket in advance, so click here to get the agenda and register.
3. Mary Robinson appointed to the Canadian Senate: Mary Robinson, Past-President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), was appointed to the Canadian Senate earlier this week. From Prince Edward Island, Mary Robinson is the managing partner of a 6th generation family farm. She was the President of CFA from 2019 until 2023, and has also been a Vice-President of the World Farmers Organization since May 2023. You can read CFA’s press release about Mary’s Senate appointment by clicking here.
4. APAS concerned about proposed amendments to The Pest Control Act: On January 15, APAS sent a letter to the provincial Ministry of Agriculture in response to their consultation on proposed amendments to The Pest Control Act. Clubroot, gophers, and grasshoppers are serious problems for Saskatchewan’s agricultural producers, so the recommendations in our letter focused on addressing concerns from our members about the proposed changes, and emphasized the importance of having a thorough consultation with stakeholders to identify potential risks with this revised approach to pest management. Click here to read a copy of our letter to Minister Marit.