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…

Mental Health Resources

APAS has passed a resolution concerning mental health supports for farmers and is proud to be a sponsor of the Do More Ag Foundation. We recognize that, for some, assistance is needed right away. APAS encourages anyone dealing with significant stress or a mental health crisis to seek immediate help from one of the resources listed below. If you have a resource to add to this list or…

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