Additional funding supports immediate irrigation expansion in Saskatchewan
June 7, 2021 By Ground Water Canada
Regina – The Saskatchewan government has changed the Irrigation Development Program to allow farm producers to access up to $500,000 per applicant to finance irrigation infrastructure.
The program change was made possible by the additional $5-million investment in irrigation development that the province will make over the next two years.
This additional funding for the Irrigation Development Program will support projects that are ready for construction to be completed in the next two years. The program increases irrigation capacity by helping finance the infrastructure required to bring a secure water supply to the edge of irrigable cropland. This funding is in addition to the existing commitment under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership for this program. The maximum program payment per applicant was previously $300,000.
As of 2020, close to 10,000 acres were brought under irrigation as a result of the Irrigation Development Program under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.
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