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Saskatchewan Calls for AgriRecovery Assessment Amid Drought

The Saskatchewan government is seeking further help for its drought-hit livestock producers. 

A release from the province Tuesday said Agriculture Minister David Marit has formally requested the federal government conduct an AgriRecovery assessment to determine what assistance could be provided to livestock producers faced with prolonged dry conditions. AgriRecovery forms the basis by which federal and provincial governments work together to assess the impacts of disasters on agricultural producers and respond with joint initiatives where there is need for assistance beyond what is available through existing risk management programs. 

"Many producers across Saskatchewan are facing extraordinary costs to ensure their animals are taken care of. We need to move quickly to consider all relief options, including an AgriRecovery assessment to help producers deal with the challenges brought about by drought," Marit said.  

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