For Immediate Release
SARM is very encouraged by the Premier’s announcement to provide an additional $10 per acre payment to assist producers impacted by heavy rains, snow and flooding damage.
The Farm Support Review Committee (FSRC) is a committee made up of farmers and representatives from the province’s farm groups. SARM is a member of this committee that met at the beginning of July on this important issue.
The committee sat along side Provincial Agriculture Minister Mark Wartman and heard the plight of a group of farmers from the Northeast who are facing the realities of severe flood damage. After much discussion, the committee recommended that the Province provide a $10 per acre payment to provide some cash flow to flooded farmers.
SARM President David Marit said, “The announcement indicates that the Province recognized the hurt and moved forward on the committee’s recommendation demonstrating the Province’s commitment to its farmers facing disaster.”
“We thank the Province for their commitment to this program and for seriously considering and implementing the recommendation forwarded by the committee.”
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