Saskatchewan primed for opportunity in agriculture, says Premier Moe

The return of Canada’s Farm Show, beforehand generally known as Canada’s Farm Progress Show, in Regina, Sask., introduced out hundreds of business reps, farmers and Saskatchewan’s Premier, Scott Moe.

With the primary day of the present being geared towards the theme of innovation, Moe shared his admiration for the concepts which have became full fledged companies inside Saskatchewan and Western Canada as an entire.

Prairie Clean Energy, a Regina-based firm, introduced plans for a model new flax straw processing facility on the present. The new enterprise is not going to solely present an answer for farmers that need to cope with flax residue, but additionally, will open up new abroad alternatives as the corporate will promote pelleted flax straw for biomass gasoline — a market that has been impacted by the Russia/Ukraine conflict.

Moe additionally acknowledged not solely the arduous yr skilled by many in the ag business final yr however the danger that’s plentiful this yr with excessive enter costs and ever-growing environmental targets. He says the province is taking a look at methods farmers may monetize the environmentally optimistic practices, like zero until, which have already been applied in Saskatchewan.

Adding to the chance administration facet of the equation, Moe stated Saskatchewan is making an attempt to be proactive in the way in which it thinks about and implements methods to assist farmers mitigate enterprise danger. Moe says he agrees, for probably the most half, with Alberta Agriculture Minister Nate Horner when he said in a current interview with ActualAgriculture that the brand new Canadian Ag Policy Framework wants new {dollars} added into this system, to not dilute the funds already allotted for enterprise danger packages.

Lastly, Moe needed to guarantee Saskatchewan farmers and residents that the three-phase irrigation undertaking is alive and properly and has some very critical targets. Not solely will the channels that can be developed out of Lake Diefenbaker be used, at first, for on-farm utility for farmers, industrial and residential water safety are additionally high of thoughts for the undertaking, he stated.

Overall, Moe stated the way forward for agriculture in Saskatchewan seems to be vibrant as new investments and improvements have been introduced at a daily charge, bolstering the business’s standing as an entire, not solely in Canada, however across the globe.

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