52 Saskatchewan Rural Municipalities have declared agriculture disaster

According to its website, SARM syas that it is concerned about the severe drought conditions plaguing agricultural regions of the province. As an organization representing the interests of rural communities across Saskatchewan, SARM recognizes the urgent need for immediate action to mitigate the devastating effects of this prolonged dry spell.

Below-average precipitation levels for an extended period has resulted in depleted water supplies, parched soil, and substantial hardships for the farmers and ranchers who rely on adequate moisture for both crop production and livestock grazing. “At this crucial point, SARM encourages cooperation between the crop and livestock sectors wherever possible to ensure livestock have the feed they need to thrive,” says Ray Orb, President of SARM.

“We urge all levels of government, industry stakeholders, and the public to unite in support of the affected communities, and to extend a helping hand to ensure their resilience and recovery,” continued Orb.

SARM continues to work collaboratively with government agencies, agricultural organizations, and local communities at both levels to develop strategies for drought management, including enhanced water conservation measures and improved water storage and delivery infrastructure.

SARM has been working with the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association to develop drought resources.  These resources can be found here: https://www.saskbeef.com/drought-information-resources




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