Mar. 12, 2018
For Immediate Release March 12, 2018
CPTPP Signing is Welcome News
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is pleased that the Government of Canada has signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement.
The CPTPP is a trade agreement between 11 pacific facing countries that represents about 13 per cent of the global economy or $10 trillion. The reduction of tariffs for Canadian producers and companies is a win for the...
Mar. 1, 2018
For Immediate Release March 1, 2018
SARM Comments on the 2018 Federal Budget
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has reviewed the federal government’s 2018 budget.
Last fall SARM lobbied on behalf of rural farmers, ranchers, and small business owners urging the federal government to reconsider proposed changes to the taxation of private corporations. The federal government committed that it would ensure that passive investments already made by private...
Feb. 28, 2018
For Immediate Release February 28, 2018
SARM Pleased with Improvements to 2018 Crop Insurance Program
On February 27, 2018 the Government of Saskatchewan announced the 2018 Crop Insurance Program. SARM is pleased to see that several enhancements were approved for the 2018 program that will benefit producers in Saskatchewan.
The announcement that fire insurance will now be offered for pastureland is a welcome addition. SARM has been advocating for this change for several...
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Feb. 23, 2018
For Immediate Release February 23, 2018
Increasing Concerns for the Agriculture Sector
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) has flagged several concerns facing the agriculture sector.
The movement of grain has drastically slowed in the prairies, the Government of India has placed high tariffs on pulses that negatively impact Canadian producers, and Bill C-49 still has not received Royal Assent.
“Every winter we urge the railways to move as...