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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.…

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APAS pleased with Saskatchewan's 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…

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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…

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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…

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APAS approves 26 resolutions at General Meeting

January 19, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has released a list of 26 resolutions that were approved by voting members of APAS at the 2022 General Meeting.             APAS regularly holds District meetings and Policy Committee meetings throughout Saskatchewan where APAS Representatives…

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Ian Boxall elected APAS President

January 18, 2022 (Regina, SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) Board of Directors has elected Ian Boxall, APAS Representative for RM of Connaught # 457, as their new President at their general meeting in Regina on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Ian farms near Tisdale, Saskatchewan with his family.  Bill Prybylski and Scott Owens will serve as Vice-Presidents.…

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Letter from APAS President Todd Lewis to Minister Harpauer and Marit

December 2, 2021Honourable Donna HarpauerHonourable David MaritLegislative BuildingRegina, Saskatchewan S4S 0B3 Dear Ministers: I am writing in response to the concerns raised by the government in the letter addressed to me on Dec.1, 2021. APAS has received a number of concerns from our membership about the linking of drought conditions, crop insurance payouts and the potential provincial deficit…

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Surplus in Saskatchewan Crop Insurance account needs to be recognized

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is concerned about the Government of Saskatchewan’s claim that Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation payments caused the provincial deficit in 2021. “In 2020, Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation reported a $2.4 billion surplus accumulated over previous years, plus a sizable surplus in the reinsurance fund,” said…

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