Ducks Unlimited Canada and Crop Production Services are once again offering a discount on Proven forage seed for producers who convert cropland to pastures.
Alberta and Saskatchewan producers receive a rebate of $100 per 50-pound bag of forage seed, while Manitoba producers can get up to $125 for every new forage acre seeded as part of the program.
The program covers between 40 to 50 per cent of the seed cost of conversion, the organizations said in a release. In 2016 across the Prairies, 30,000 acres of cultivated fields were seeded to grass under the program.
The program is best suited for producers in the parkland and prairie regions. For more information, contact Craig Bishop in Alberta (403-607-5805 or [email protected]); Charlotte Crawley in Manitoba (204-729-3526 or [email protected]); or Trevor Plews in Saskatchewan (306-782-2108 or [email protected]).