Set Aside Program

Res #: 2-06A
Number: 2
Year: 2006
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Matters Pertaining to SARM

Resolution No. 2-06A

WHEREAS, there is an agricultural income crisis due to decreased grain prices; and

WHEREAS, input costs such as fertilizer and fuel are continuing to escalate; and

WHEREAS, farmers have few funds available to finance another crop; and WHEREAS, a farm support program should be funded on a federal/provincial split of 80% federally and 20% provincially;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that SARM develop a set aside program for Saskatchewan farmers in which farmers would receive $40 per acre for seeded acreage taken out of production, for up to 40% of their total cultivated acres.