APAS launches Rural Connectivity Task Force

APAS is launching a Rural Connectivity Task Force. From September 2020 to January 2021 the Task Force will investigate the barriers to and opportunities for better internet and cellular service in rural Saskatchewan. The Rural Connectivity Task Force will be led by agricultural producers from across the province. This fall they will meet with industry experts, service providers, academics,…

APAS releases election priorities for the agricultural sector

With the provincial election only weeks away, APAS has released a set of proposals designed to get candidates from all political parties thinking about how best to support Saskatchewan’s most important sector. “Agriculture has ended up being a major driver of the economy during COVID-19,” says APAS President Todd Lewis. “While many other sectors have slowed,…

APAS releases report on rural cell phone and internet service

Poor cell and internet service in rural communities is a well-known problem facing Saskatchewan residents, and positive change is long overdue.   APAS continues to tackle the issue of rural connectivity on behalf of our members, and are proud to announce the release of a new report called “Out of Range: Internet and Cell Service in Rural Saskatchewan.”   Released…

APAS to address House of Commons Agriculture Committee - THIS FRIDAY!

APAS President Todd Lewis will address the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food on Friday, June 12, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm EDT (1:00 to 2:00 pm Saskatchewan time) to present APAS's recommendations for changes to Agri-Stability. These include an increase to AgriStability coverage levels and an elimination of the Reference Margin Limit.    APAS…

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