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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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Saskatchewan farmers urge grain elevators to partner on solutions amid historic drought conditions

Grower organizations representing the more than 44,000 grain, pulse and oilseed farmers in Saskatchewan are urging the Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) and its members to work with farmers and eliminate administration fees and reduce penalties for the 2021-2022 growing season. The extreme drought, heat and wind throughout the crop year have significantly reduced harvestable grain and…

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APAS needs federal leadership to improve rural connectivity and support Canada’s agricultural sector

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling for the federal parties to make election commitments to fix the issue of poor cellular coverage and inadequate high-speed internet access in rural Saskatchewan and support Canada’s agricultural sector. Saskatchewan producers need a government that supports the next generation of producers with responsive agricultural…

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APAS welcomes federal government’s announcement on AgriRecovery support

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) welcomes the announcement that the federal government is investing $100 million into the AgriRecovery program to help Saskatchewan ranchers and farmers faced with extraordinary expenses and loss of breeding herds because of this year’s extreme drought conditions. “This drought has resulted in unprecedented losses for…

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APAS encourages all Saskatchewan residents to celebrate local food on July 31, Food Day Canada

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is asking all Saskatchewan residents to enjoy our high-quality Canadian food and support farmers and ranchers in the province by celebrating Food Day Canada on July 31 alongside other Canadians by dining, shopping, and eating food grown and produced in Canada. “Food Day Canada is a great way for everyone to give recognition for…

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APAS calls on businesses to recognize the needs of producers faced with a devastating drought

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling on businesses in the agricultural value chain to recognize the challenges faced by Saskatchewan producers as they face a devastating drought and significant financial burdens. “Right now, producers are facing serious challenges and difficult business decisions,” said APAS President Todd Lewis. “Many…

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