APAS sees today’s $252 million federal funding announcement for agriculture as a first step in the right direction, but warns more will be required to secure Canada’s food supply and address the financial difficulties facing Saskatchewan farmers.
“Any assistance to producers is welcome, but this package is only a small first step in addressing the needs at the farm gate,” explains APAS President Todd Lewis. “We need more action from the government to help reduce our risk and secure Canada’s agricultural industry and food supply.”
APAS has released its own series of policy recommendations that would adequately address the challenges facing Saskatchewan producers. These include, among other things, a call for government help to reduce premiums for the Western Livestock Insurance Program.
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