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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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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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