Ottawa and the province are investing more than $1.4 million in research funding through the ADOPT and Strategic Field Program.

This year, funding for 56 ADOPT projects and eight Strategic Field Program projects have been approved.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says agricultural technology and best practices keep evolving, thanks to dedicated research across the country.

"Just as importantly, producers need a way to learn about and then apply these improved production practices to their operations. Thanks to these programs, Saskatchewan farmers are doing just that."

Farmers have a chance to see the research being done as part of the Agri-ARM summer field tours. 

Agriculture Minister David Marit says Saskatchewan leads the way in sustainable agriculture production because of research and demonstration projects like these.

"Our producers are world leaders when it comes to adopting new technologies and practices, keeping our industry competitive, innovative, and sustainable." 

ADOPT provides funding for producer groups and First Nations to evaluate and demonstrate new agricultural practices and technologies at the local level through practical, short-term research projects, while  SFP provides funding to producers to develop new best practices that reinforce Saskatchewan's global leadership in sustainable agriculture production and expertise. 

The funding was provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership which preceded the current Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP).

The Province notes that over the five-year Canadian Agricultural Partnership, 469 projects received more than $6.9 million in support through ADOPT and SFP.