Grain contracts "heavily tilted" in favour of buyers, according to new report https://apas.ca/news-and-events/news/grain-contracts-heavily-tilted-in-favour-of-buyers-according-to-new-report July 11, 2022: Regina, SK – Today’s grain purchase contracts are heavily tilted in favour of grain buyers, putting Saskatchewan farmers at a distinct disadvantage, a recent report has found. The same report also found that only 46% of Prairie grain farmers feel that they are being treated fairly by contracts.The report, written by Mercantile Consulting Venture Inc., was commissioned by... APAS calls for federal Livestock Tax Deferral for 2022 https://apas.ca/news-and-events/news/apas-calls-for-federal-livestock-tax-deferral-for-2022 June 6, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling on the federal government to trigger a Livestock Tax Deferral Program for 2022 as soon as possible.The measure would allow cattle farmers who sell part of their breeding herd due to drought in prescribed areas to defer the tax on the sale proceeds to the following year.“Many areas of... APAS calling for Crop Insurance deadline extension https://apas.ca/news-and-events/news/apas-calling-for-crop-insurance-deadline-extension May 30, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is requesting both the federal and provincial Ministers of Agriculture to extend the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance deadline for 2022.“This has truly been a unique year for trying to grow a crop,” APAS President Ian Boxall said. “There are some hard-hit areas in Saskatchewan that are... APAS accepting applications for YLMP https://apas.ca/news-and-events/news/apas-accepting-applications-for-ylmp May 19, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is now accepting new applicants for the Youth Leadership and Mentorship Program (YLMP) presented by Farm Credit Canada (FCC).“Having been a mentee in this program, I can say with confidence this program is a great benefit to young producers in Saskatchewan,” APAS President Ian Boxall said.... APAS releases Next Policy Framework recommendations https://apas.ca/news-and-events/news/apas-releases-next-policy-framework-recommendations April 11, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has released a list of 19 recommendations for the Federal and Provincial governments to consider in developing the next five-year funding agreement for agricultural programs.“It was important to make sure our voice was heard as the provincial and federal governments make decisions on this... Federal budget leaves questions unanswered: APAS https://apas.ca/news-and-events/news/federal-budget-leaves-questions-unanswered-apas April 7, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) says that the 2022/23 federal budget leaves farmers with some unanswered questions.“The next 5-year federal-provincial Canadian Agricultural Partnership agreement is still being negotiated by the governments, and we don’t have any indication of commitments to increase funding for most of... APAS welcomes improvements to Cash Advance Program https://apas.ca/news-and-events/news/apas-welcomes-improvements-to-cash-advance-program April 6, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is pleased with the federal government’s announced changes to the Cash Advance Program, allowing producers to receive 100% of their allowable advance upfront instead of 60%.“We appreciate the federal government’s recognition of the need for improvements to the Cash Advance Program.... APAS pleased with Saskatchewan's budget for Agriculture https://apas.ca/news-and-events/news/apas-pleased-with-saskatchewans-budget-for-agriculture March 23, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is supportive of the provincial government’s 2022-23 budget for the Ministry of Agriculture.“While the province continues to manage the debt after COVID-19, APAS remains appreciative of the government programs geared towards helping agriculture thrive in Saskatchewan,” APAS President... APAS launches survey to gather feedback on the next generation of farm programs https://apas.ca/news-and-events/news/apas-launches-survey-to-gather-feedback-on-the-next-generation-of-farm-programs March 3, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has launched an online survey to collect feedback from Saskatchewan producers about changes to agricultural programs that are up for renewal in 2023.The federal and provincial governments are currently holding consultations for the next federal/provincial policy agreement that covers many aspects of... APAS past President Todd Lewis elected second Vice-President of CFA https://apas.ca/news-and-events/news/apas-past-president-todd-lewis-elected-second-vice-president-of-cfa March 2, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Fifteen delegates from the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan are attending the 87th Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture in Ottawa.During the meeting, APAS past President Todd Lewis was elected Second Vice-President of CFA for another term. Todd has been on the CFA Board for the last five years and served as an acting...