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Friday, 16 March 2012 09:28

Sask. fees and charges are going up, many in agriculture

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Certain fees and charges paid by provincial residents will see changes over 2012-13, in order to reflect the cost of related provincial services, especially in agriculture

The changes will add approximately $3.51 million to the General Revenue Fund (GRF) in 2012-13. Approximately $1.18 million will also be raised to assist in recovering the cost of services provided by the Pastures Revolving Fund, Livestock Services Revolving Fund and the Saskatchewan Financial Services Commission for the upcoming fiscal year.

Increased Crop
Protection Lab fees $2,000; $25 per test Donna Rehirchuk 787-5389

New honey bee screening fees $20,000; $25 per screening

Increased pesticide licence fees $84,100; $30 per applicator licence

Updated cultivation lease formula** $2,100,000; $6.30 per acre

Increased community pasture grazing fees** $811,000; $0.07 per cow per day; $5 per calf per grazing season

Increased brand inspection fee $360,000 $0.20 per head brand inspection

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