Saskatchewan Agriculture and Agri-Value Industry

Our Competitive Edge  

We specialize in short-line manufacturing of agricultural equipment for precision dryland farming  

Some of our world-class, innovative products include equipment for:

o Tillage and rock removal o Spraying and fertilizing o Livestock and forage

o Zero- and minimum-tillage seeding

o Grain handling, storage and transportation  

Our tough, top-quality farm equipment can be found improving agricultural productivity in every corner of the world, including:

o The United States, Australia, Mexico and Western Europe

o Eastern Europe, South America, Kazakhstan, the Middle East and Africa  Nearly 40% of Western Canada’s 11,000 farm and ranch implement manufacturing jobs are based in Saskatchewan

Innovation and Opportunity  

Our commitment to research and development (R&D) and innovation has produced industry leading new types of equipment:

o World-class air seeders

o Advanced spraying systems

o Precision GPS seeding technologies  

Our manufacturers have access within a day’s drive to 250,000 farm businesses that operate a land base equivalent to 50% of the total U.S. cropland and 66% of the European Union’s cropland  

Saskatchewan manufacturers are OEM suppliers to John Deere, Case New Holland (CNH), Vaderstad and AGCO Corporation  

Join us as we continue to:

o Adapt our air seeding technology for the lucrative American soybean and corn farm markets

o Expand into global markets eager for our highly respected made-in-Saskatchewan technology

o Diversify to meet the innovative equipment needs for new specialty crops and medicines

o Lead in precision air seeding with GPS-guided systems

The Investment Climate

Saskatchewan is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of the agricultural equipment sector by offering:  

A strong, accessible supplier base  

A sophisticated local market for advanced technology equipment  

A central North American location with excellent transportation services  Hard-working, skilled and productive workforce

A lower overall cost of doing business and operating

The Bottom Line

We’re investing in the future to ensure long-term growth, and to provide a return on your investment!  

Investments in education enable growing businesses to hire the skilled young people they need  

The Corporate Income Tax rate for manufacturers in Saskatchewan can be as low as 10% (depending on type of operation)  

6% refundable tax credit for investment in manufacturing and processing equipment and facilities  

The Saskatchewan Commercial Innovation Incentive offers eligible corporations a reduction of the provincial Corporate Income Tax rate to 6% for a period of 10 years or 15 years depending on where R&D takes place.

Saskatchewan offers a 10% refundable provincial income tax credit for scientific research and development expenditures. For Saskatchewan Canadian-controlled private corporations, the credit is refundable on the first $1 million of qualifying annual expenditures. In all other cases, it is nonrefundable.  

Manufacturing and Processing Exporter Tax Incentives provide non-refundable tax credits to eligible exporting companies that increase their number of employees. If eligible, the company will receive a $3,000 tax credit for each production level job created or a $10,000 tax credit for each head office job created.

For more information, contact:

Mr. Scott Summach

Deputy Director, Investment

Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export Development

219 Robin Crescent

Saskatoon, SK S7L 6M8

Phone: (306) 933-7207

Fax: (306) 933-8244

Email: [email protected]

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