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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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Sask. producer coalition delivers joint submission as part of Canada Grain Act review

  On behalf of Saskatchewan farmers, a coalition of producer organizations are calling on any changes to the Canada Grain Act to incorporate the Canadian Grain Commission’s (CGC) continuation of mandatory outward inspection, maintenance of its current mandate and governance model, and an emphasis on improved export sales reporting. The Canada Grain Act authorizes the CGC to…

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APAS releases submission to Canada Grain Act review

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has released its submission to the consultation reviewing the Canada Grain Act. “Saskatchewan producers grew 54% of the total value of Canadian grain exports in 2020 and the Canada Grain Act and Canadian Grain Commission are very important to our members,” explained APAS President Todd Lewis. “Our submission reflects…

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APAS reacts to Provincial Budget

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is pleased the Government of Saskatchewan is investing in agricultural programming and improving rural telecommunications.   APAS recognizes the provincial government's increased agricultural spending in the Budget. The six per cent increase amounts to $386.9 million for the agriculture industry. The government's…

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