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2024 Crown Grazing Lease Rental Reduction Program

The Crown Grazing Lease Rental Reduction Program is available to agricultural Crown land lessees who reduced the stocking rate on their leased grazing land in 2024 below the rated carrying capacity of their lease by 20 per cent or more due to ongoing dry conditions.

Applicant Eligibility

  • Lessees with agricultural Crown land grazing leases used for grazing purposes that have been impacted by the recent drought years.
  • The stocking rate of the lease has been voluntarily reduced by a minimum of 20 per cent below the rated carrying capacity of the lease defined by total Animal Unit Months (AUM).

Program Details

  • A minimum credit of 20 per cent will be applied corresponding to the reduction in AUMs used.
  • Eligible decreased stocking rate examples include delayed livestock take-in, reduced number of livestock and reduced number of grazing days to allow for sufficient rest periods for plants.
  • Best management practices are encouraged to ensure long-term sustainability of the land.
  • The declared actual stocking rate information will be compared to the total lease AUM rating to calculate the rental credit.
  • Eligible applications may be subject to an audit.

Ineligible Items

  • Additional feed costs to supplement lost grazing days.
  • Reductions in stocking rate less than 20 per cent of the total lease AUM rating.
  • Managerial fixed costs (e.g. daily rates set by pasture associations).


Applications must be submitted by October 31, 2024.


Application Form – 2024 Crown Grazing Lease Rental Reduction Program

Completed applications can be submitted by email to the Lands Branch or by mail to:
Ministry of Agriculture, Lands Branch
231 - 3085 Albert Street
Regina, SK  S4S 0B1

For more program information, contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866-457-2377 or see the frequently asked questions document.

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