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Farm Stewardship Program (FSP)

The Farm Stewardship Program (FSP) provides Saskatchewan producers funding to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) in three priority areas – water, climate change and biodiversity.

The FSP focuses on four outcomes:

  • Demonstrated improvements on water quality;
  • Demonstrated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Enhanced resilience of the agriculture sector; and
  • Biodiversity maintained.

A BMP is defined as any agricultural management practice that: 

  • Ensures the long-term health and sustainability of land-related resources used for agricultural production; 
  • Positively impacts the long-term economic and environmental viability of agricultural production; and 
  • Minimizes negative impacts and risk to the environment.

Funding

Each BMP has its own funding limits and eligibility requirements.  Separate applications must be made for each eligible project. To learn about a specific BMP, please refer to the BMP page.

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1. Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must:  

  • Demonstrate a minimum of $50,000 gross farm income in Saskatchewan.
  • Provide a Premises Identification number if involved with livestock operations.

Please refer to each BMP for additional eligibility criteria.

Applicants are responsible for complying with any regulatory requirements, including obtaining any required permits or approvals. The following are areas of special consideration, but each BMP will outline specific requirements. For more information about specific requirements, please contact the Agriculture Knowledge Center.

Aquatic Habitat Protection Permit (AHPP) 

A Water Security Agency AHPP permit is required prior to the start of any work that occurs in the bed, bank or boundary of a water body or watercourse. Work conducted on water bodies or watercourses that do not flow into other surface waters and are wholly within the boundaries of land that is owned by the person carrying out the activity are exempt from the permit.

For more information on AHPP permits, contact (306) 787-0726.

Farm Stewardship Program (FSP) Environmentally Sensitive Areas

It is the responsibility of the producer to determine if a project is located in an environmentally sensitive area.  The online mapping tool is available to assist producers applying for certain BMPs in recognizing if their project(s) is/are located in these areas.

Projects located in environmentally sensitive areas may have special requirements.

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2. Pre-Approval

The following BMPs require pre-approval before the project is started. Producers are required to submit a Pre-Approval Application before they can submit a Claim Form. 

The following BMP also requires Pre-Approval before the project is started and a Claim can be submitted.

The Environmental Solutions BMP also requires Pre-Approval before the project is started.  For more information and an application form, please contact the Programs Branch (see below)

Note: it is recommended that all application forms are saved to your computer before entering in your information.

Completed application packages can be submitted by email or mail to:
agprograms@gov.sk.ca
or
Ministry of Agriculture, Programs Branch
329 – 3085 Albert Street Regina SK S4S 0B1
Toll -Free - 866-457-2377

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3. Rebates

The following BMP is a rebate program and does not require pre-approval. Applicants can submit a Rebate Application directly. 

Note: it is recommended that the following application form be saved to your computer before entering in your information.

Completed application packages can be submitted by email or mail to:
agprograms@gov.sk.ca
or
Ministry of Agriculture, Programs Branch
329 – 3085 Albert Street Regina SK S4S 0B1

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4. Deadlines

Projects must have started on or after April 1, 2018, and be completed with submitted claims within 18 months of project approval, or December 31, 2022, whichever is earlier.
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5. Apply

Completed Pre-Approval Applications, Claim Form or Rebate Applications can be submitted to:

agprograms@gov.sk.ca

Farm Stewardship Program
Ministry of Agriculture, Programs Branch
329-3085 Albert Street
Regina SK S4S 0B1


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