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Producers need to see more drought support from federal government

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is pleased to see the Government of Canada offering additional support for producers who are facing a relentless drought. However, these measures don’t go far enough in offering assistance to all producers in the province who are in some way impacted by this drought. “Producers are scrambling to secure feed and water for…

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APAS calls for government response to 2021 drought

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan has proposed several steps that must be taken to help producers cope with current drought conditions. “APAS is calling on both levels of government to initiate a drought‐related AgriRecovery assessment. For many producers, 2021 follows a long period of below‐average moisture,” said APAS president Todd Lewis. “We…

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Saskatchewan Producer Groups Call for the Creation of an Export Sales Reporting Program

A coalition of Saskatchewan producer groups is calling for the creation of an Export Sales Reporting Program to improve market transparency for farmers. Groups represented in the coalition include APAS, SaskBarley, SaskCanola, SaskFlax, SaskOats, Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, and Sask Wheat. The producer groups believe Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s current review of the Canada Grain Act…

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APAS calls on provincial government to increase AgriStability compensation rate for Saskatchewan producers

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling on the Government of Saskatchewan to support farmers by increasing the AgriStability compensation rate to 80 per cent. “Farmers are once again facing a tough year,” said APAS President Todd Lewis. “It’s only June, and we’ve already seen record dry conditions, little rain in many areas, and now we…

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APAS welcomes new investments to improve rural internet

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is pleased with today’s announcement by SaskTel and the provincial government to help further improve rural connectivity across the province. This new investment of $50 million will bring critical infrastructure to 24 additional communities, plus create an opportunity for smaller providers to accelerate service delivery in even…

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APAS calls on Canadian Senators to vote in support of Bill C-208

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling on all Canadian Senators to support the best interests of our country’s agricultural producers by voting in favour of Bill C-208. APAS understands the vote on Bill C-208 will take place very soon in the Senate and is asking all Canadian Senators to get this important legislation passed. “This bill needs to pass in…

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APAS welcomes CGC fee reductions on grain inspections and weighing

  The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) welcomes the proposed changes by the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) to reduce fees for grain inspection and weighing services saving producers almost $14 million in 2021-22 and then up to $20 million in later years. "We have been calling for more transparency in the system, and are happy the Commission has responded to…

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APAS applauds the passing of Bill C-208 in House of Commons

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is very pleased Bill C-208 passed in Canada’s House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon. “The passing of this bill in the House is good news for producers in Saskatchewan and across the country,” said APAS President Todd Lewis. “For too long, it’s hasn’t made sense that it’s cheaper to sell your…

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