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Ian Boxall elected APAS President

January 18, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) Board of Directors has elected Ian Boxall, APAS Representative for RM of Connaught # 457, as their new President at their general meeting in Regina on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Ian farms near Tisdale, Saskatchewan with his family.  Bill Prybylski and Scott Owens will serve as Vice-Presidents.…

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Letter from APAS President Todd Lewis to Minister Harpauer and Marit

December 2, 2021Honourable Donna HarpauerHonourable David MaritLegislative BuildingRegina, Saskatchewan S4S 0B3 Dear Ministers: I am writing in response to the concerns raised by the government in the letter addressed to me on Dec.1, 2021. APAS has received a number of concerns from our membership about the linking of drought conditions, crop insurance payouts and the potential provincial deficit…

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Surplus in Saskatchewan Crop Insurance account needs to be recognized

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is concerned about the Government of Saskatchewan’s claim that Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation payments caused the provincial deficit in 2021. “In 2020, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation reported a $2.4 billion surplus accumulated over previous years, plus a sizable surplus in the reinsurance fund,” said…

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APAS releases first results of producer survey on grain contracts

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has released preliminary results from its producer survey on their experiences with grain contracts in 2021. 75% of respondents were unable to fulfill their grain contracts because of the drought that covered significant areas of the province. The survey also found producers unable to fulfill their contract this fall due to historically…

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APAS rejects “Saskatchewan Growth Coalition” municipal tax proposal

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling on the province to reject proposals by the “Saskatchewan Growth Coalition,” which calls for lower rural municipal tax rates for resource and processing industries. “It’s a simple calculation, and agricultural ratepayers will have to make up the difference for any reductions for other sectors,”…

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FCC supports APAS program to develop future industry leaders

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is pleased to announce that Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will be the presenting sponsor of the APAS Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program (YLMP). The YLMP is an opportunity for Saskatchewan producers between the ages of 18 and 40 to learn about agricultural policies, lobbying, and networking skills. Participants are matched up with a farm…

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APAS launches task force to prepare for Federal-Provincial Agricultural Policy Framework

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has created a task force to prepare its recommendations for the federal and provincial government’s Next Policy Framework (NPF). The NPF consultations will result in a new 5-year federal-provincial agricultural funding agreement, which will begin in 2023. The provincial and federal governments are expected to finalize a shared…

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APAS sends out producer survey about how the drought has impacted grain contracts

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) created a producer survey to gain information and feedback about how the summer’s drought has impacted farmers’ and ranchers’ experience with grain companies, particularly in dealing with severe production shortfalls. “The extreme heat and lack of rainfall throughout the summer led to yields well below long-term…

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