Click on this link to read the CBC news article, Canadian beekeepers face plummeting honey prices as harvest wraps up, posted September 2, 2016.
To address the shortage of workers in agriculture, the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council has implemented a pilot project with the Saskatchewan Abilities Council to match job seekers and ag employers through their Partners in Employment Offices in Saskatoon, Regina, Yorkton and Swift Current, and other employment agencies throughout Saskatchewan. Please click on this link for
Saskatchewan Abilities Council’s Partners in Employment division “provides Supported Employment services that assist both job seekers and employers”. There are offices in Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Swift Current and Yorkton. If you are interested in finding out more about the program and the services they offer to employers and job seekers, click on this link to take
Report on the Meeting with the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Minister MacAulay: On February 8, 2016, Simon Lalonde, President of the SBDC and I, Sara Comerford, Vice President of the SBA, along with about 25 other stake holders in agriculture, had the opportunity to meet with the Federal Minister of Agriculture, Minister MacAulay in Saskatoon.
Click here for a letter from the Embassy of Canada regarding the 4 in – 4 out rule.
The CHC was busy writing letters in January to the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk regarding the TFWP (click HERE), and to Health Canada regarding Veterinary drugs (click HERE). Have a look for yourselves to see what they said.
January 19, 2016 Regina: The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is asking for producer input in developing more effective business risk management programming that meets future industry needs. “Governments are beginning to review the current suite of Business Risk Management programs offered under Growing Forward 2, in preparation for new programs beginning in April
Canadian Beekeepers’ Practical Handbook to Bee Biosecurity and Food Safety Modern beekeeping requires beekeepers to keep track of a lot of information to meet current regulations for bee biosecurity and food safety. One of the challenges they face is sorting through extensive documents that they are sometimes overwhelming and confusing. The Canadian Beekeepers’ Practical Handbook to
To keep you up to date on the work being done, the Labour Task Force has published an information pamphlet. Click here to open the pdf.
Farm & Food Care work to get the word out about farming and food production in Saskatchewan. They hold seminars, lectures and other events. You can sign up for their news updates so you can keep current with the happenings, and their website and blog are full of information for farmers, producers, and the public.