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APAS President Ian Boxall speaks before House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry and Technology

December 6, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) continued its support for farmers and their right to repair farm machinery on Monday. APAS President Ian Boxall spoke before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Industry and Technology reiterating the importance of the right to repair our farm machinery. “Saskatchewan has the largest…

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APAS supports farmers right to repair equipment

November 28, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) reiterates its steadfast support for Saskatchewan farmers’ right-to-repair their equipment. Competition is essential in agriculture input markets, there is limited competition however for repairs. Farmers own equipment but lack the tools to make rapid repairs when systems are protected behind…

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2021 the most expensive year ever for Sask. farmers

November 15, 2022 (Regina, SK) – Saskatchewan farmers experienced their most expensive year ever for crop and livestock production as farm cash expenses exceeded $11.5 billion – 11% higher than 2020 and the largest year-over-year increase since 2012. At the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan’s fall District Meetings, APAS Representatives expressed concern about…

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APAS Hires New Executive Director

September 14, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has hired Dion McGrath as its new Executive Director. McGrath brings a wealth of experience to APAS, from his various executive roles in the public sector, to previously serving as the CEO of Southeast College in Weyburn and working with his partner to create a digital marketing company called…

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Fertilizer Emissions Reduction Submission Summary

Introduction Responding to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s proposed Fertilizer Emissions Reduction Strategy has been a major priority for APAS since the consultations were launched earlier this year. Over the last months, APAS has gathered feedback from producers and recently submitted two documents to the consultation process, including a joint submission with the Saskatchewan Crop…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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