SaskCanola will support farmers through COVID-19
SaskCanola is taking the COVID-19 crisis very seriously. Farmers are essential. It is important that farm families stay safe and healthy. We will support Saskatchewan farmers during this unprecedented time. We are monitoring COVID-19 developments and its impact on the agriculture industry daily. We are working with our partners to respond to all levels government. We will support decisions made to safely achieve and extend research results. We are committed to providing regular updates to Saskatchewan farmers as information becomes available regarding the projects and programs that we invest in on your behalf.
If you have a question or comment, we encourage you to contact us at (306) 975-0262.
We care about about you and your farm. We will work to support the Saskatchewan farming community during this challenging time. Here are some helpful resources:
- The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) is a $40,000 interest-free loan from the federal government, $10,000 of which does not have to be paid back if certain conditions are met. Changes announced to CEBA on May 19th will allow more farmers to qualify for this program. These changes, including payroll requirements, take effect on June 19th and online applications will be available through some financial institutions. For more information about the CEBA, consult your financial instituation or visit this link.
- Provincial recommendations regarding the pandemic (source: Government of Saskatchewan)
- Q&A on the impacts of COVID-19 on the Canadian agriculture industry (source: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada)
- Pandemic planning template, find it under the Healthy & Safety tab. Record key info and contacts for your family and employees in case of emergency (source: Canadian Agriculture HR Council)
- Recommendation for how to clean and disinfect your buildings/facilities if someone is sick with COVID-19 (source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
- Key priorities during uncertain times (source: Canadian Canola Growers Association)
- COVID-19: Canola Industry Update (source: Canola Council of Canada)