Farm groups launch online producer survey on seed royalties

Recent proposals on seed royalties have generated a great deal of interest and discussion amongst Western Canadian farmers. Last winter, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency launched consultations on the future of crop breeding in Canada. A series of public meetings were held across Canada where federal officials sought feedback on new models to collect…

APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship program application now available

The 2019-20 APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship program is presented by Can-Am and is open to Saskatchewan producers between the ages of 18 and 40. The application is now available for download on the APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship page, under 'Membership & Benefits.'

RELEASE: APAS calls on government to respond to drought

APAS calls on government to respond to drought Outlines actions needed to address situation   June 12, 2019 – For Immediate Release – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has proposed several steps that need to be taken to help the province’s producers cope with current drought conditions. “APAS is calling on both levels of…

The May 2019 edition of APAS in Action is available

You can read the latest issue of the APAS e-newsletter at apas.ca/news-and-events/apas-in-action, under News and Events.

The latest issue of Saskatchewan Farmers' Voice is out!

Check your farm mailbox for the May 2019 edition of Saskatchewan Farmers' Voice! Or you can read it online at http://www.apas.ca/saskatchewan-farmers-voice.

Online Survey: Rural Cell and Internet Service

The federal government plans to invest in rural internet service. To better understanding your experience, you have been invited to participate in this short online survey.

APAS statement re: Saskatchewan Court of Appeal reference case decision on carbon pricing

May 3, 2019 – For Immediate Release – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan will continue to advocate for climate change policies that don’t harm the agriculture industry and that recognize producers’ role in managing and sequestering carbon. “As producers, we are not constitutional experts, but there are some fundamental issues of fairness that need…

2019 APAS Carbon Summit presentations now available

If you missed the 2019 APAS Carbon Summit earlier this month in Saskatoon, you can now watch video of the presentations and view the presenters' slide decks HERE.

RELEASE: Farmers cannot wait any longer for action on canola exports to China

Crops going into the ground in Saskatchewan under cloud of uncertainty, weeks of silence from government April 25, 2019 – For Immediate Release – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan says the growing season is here and farmers need to know what our governments are planning to do about the shutdown of Canadian canola exports to China. “Spring seeding has begun in…

APAS runs the numbers on the Carbon Tax

APAS staff have come up with their best estimate of what the Carbon Tax will cost Saskatchewan producers. Click here to read the preliminary report.

APAS meeting to discuss impacts of carbon pricing and potential for agricultural carbon management, renewable energy

April 2, 2019 – For Immediate Release – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is holding their annual policy conference in Saskatoon April 2 and 3, and the carbon tax is high on the agenda.  “Producers are concerned about the indirect costs of carbon taxation on their farming operations,” explained APAS President Todd Lewis. “Even though fuel…

RELEASE: APAS proposes potential response to Canola export restrictions

Immediate improvements to Agri-Stability and Cash Advance programs would provide support to Canola growers in what could be a difficult year   March 28, 2019 – For Immediate Release – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has written Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Moe with proposals to support producers dealing with depressed prices resulting from…

APAS expresses grave concern over Canola exports to China

March 22, 2019 – For Immediate Release – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is expressing grave concern about a shutdown of Canadian canola exports to China. “Producers are weeks away from planting the 2019 crop, and a trade issue with our largest Canola seed customer is a very disturbing development and creates a lot of economic uncertainty for…

APAS pleased with 2019 Provincial Budget, but cautions the future need for Business Risk Management program enhancements

March 20, 2019 – For Immediate Release - The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is generally satisfied with the direction of the 2019 Saskatchewan Budget. “We are pleased to see that the Provincial Budget preserves the programs that producers rely on, like Crop Insurance and agricultural research,” said APAS President Todd Lewis. “We are also pleased that…

NEW Member Benefit - Disability Insurance

APAS is pleased to announce that we have partnered with The Co-operators and The Edge Benefits to offer our members valuable disability insurance to provide income protection and business overhead expense coverage in the event of an injury as part of the Member Benefits Program. Naturally, farmers insure their physical assets, but very few have income or business overhead protection to protect…

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