$360 Million for Rural Saskatchewan

SARM welcomes today’s announcement of $30 per acre financial assistance for all producers who had drowned out land or were unable to seed.  Across the prairies almost 18 percent of the arable land in Canada has been affected by the flooding.

”We very much appreciate this announcement,” said SARM President David Marit. “It will help producers cope with this widespread natural disaster.”

There are an estimated ten million acres too wet to seed across the province, and another two million acres of drowned crop.  Many producers have very few acres in the ground, due to no fault of their own.

“This is a major natural disaster for many areas of the prairies, “said President Marit.  “We appreciate the recognition of the severity of the situation by the provincial and federal governments, and their quick response.”

“The money will never replace the lost crops,” concluded Marit, “but it will enable farmers to keep their land in good condition as they look for a better crop next year.”