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Saskatchewan Offers Livestock Assistance

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan will compensate livestock farmers for costs they incurred because of too much rain this year, the provincial government said Nov. 9.

Saskatchewan received record rainfall in spring, followed by wet periods in summer, damaging hay crops and pastures.

The province will help cover farmers’ costs of transporting feed to their herds or moving livestock to drier locations.

It will base payments on the amount of feed or number of livestock moved and the distance farmers hauled them, as well as provide $30 per acre to help farmers reseed land damaged by too much moisture.

The Canadian government had said earlier it will allow farmers in parts of Western Canada to defer paying income tax on the sale of breeding livestock for one year to help them recover from floods.

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