Discounts on forage seed are once again being offered to producers who convert cropland to pasture.
The 2019 forage program from Ducks Unlimited Canada and Nutrien Ag Solutions offers a $100 rebate on a 50-pound bag of Proven Seed forage varieties for farmers in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Manitoba producers receive a rebate of $50 for every new forage acre seeded.
“Highly productive hay and pastures are foundational to profitable and sustainable beef,” said Craig Bishop, regional forage lead for Ducks Unlimited Canada.
In addition to helping cattle producers, forage acres benefit waterfowl as nesting and success is significantly higher in areas of perennial cover or grasslands than in cultivated fields. It also helps with other conservation measures such as wetland restoration.
Anyone interested in the program or who wants more information should contact their local Nutrien Ag Solutions retailer or call Ducks Unlimited Canada at 403-607-5805. Producers must sign an agreement under this program.