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Report: Farmers getting less, consumers paying more

June 12, 2024 [Regina, SK] – Farmers are getting less while consumers are paying more. This is the key finding of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan’s 2024 Farmers and Food Prices report. This year’s update highlights a concerning trend: farmers are receiving lower prices for their commodities at the same time as consumers are shelling out for higher prices…

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Transparency, competition crucial as cabinet considers consolidation of Bunge-Viterra

  June 5, 2024   Transparency, competition crucial as cabinet considers consolidation of Bunge-Viterra  [Regina, SK] The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan is urging the federal government to ensure a fair, transparent and competitive grain market for farmers as cabinet considers recommendations from Transport Canada regarding a proposed merger between Bunge and…

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Op-ed: Bunge-Viterra merger not necessarily a golden deal for farmers

In a recent op-ed, Gregory Heckman, CEO of Bunge, defended the proposed merger between Bunge and Viterra, arguing that the combination would mean investment and growth for Canadian agriculture, particularly in Saskatchewan. While the optimism from a corporate standpoint is expected, given that they are working to maximize profitability for shareholders, there are many reasons to consider why this…

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Op-Ed: Empowering Farmers – A Path Forward on the Canada Grain Act and Canadian Grain Commission Modernization

  The Canada Grain Act and the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) are pillars established to serve grain producers. It's our collective responsibility to ensure that the framework governing grain regulation and oversight prioritizes the interests of the backbone of our industry – farmers.    Established in 1912, the Canada Grain Act sets standards for Canada's grain…

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Proposed Bunge-Viterra merger will cause significant economic harm to producers

April 29, 2024 (Saskatoon SK) – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), Alberta Grains, SaskBarley and Sask Wheat are raising serious concerns about the proposed merger between Bunge and Viterra and the resulting economic losses for producers. A recent study on the potential effects of the proposed merger on the grain sector in Western Canada by Dr. Richard Gray,…

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APAS Responds to Competition Bureau Report on Bunge-Viterra Merger

April 23, 2024 (REGINA, SK) — The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) acknowledges the Competition Bureau's recent findings regarding the proposed merger between agricultural giants Bunge and Viterra. The Bureau's report validates APAS's longstanding concerns, spotlighting significant risks to Canadian farmers that could result from reduced competition and…

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Federal Carbon Tax Increase Sparks Concerns for Agricultural Sector

April 2, 2024 (Regina, SK) – On April 1, a 23 per cent increase in the carbon tax occurred, raising from $65 per tonne of CO2e to $80 per tonne of CO2e. This raises concerns within the agricultural community, particularly in regions like Saskatchewan, that are heavily reliant on export markets and facing unique challenges such as weather severity and long distances for market access. The…

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APAS Responds to Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget, Emphasizing Proactive Drought Preparedness and Collaboration

March 21, 2024 (Regina, SK) - Following the unveiling of Saskatchewan's 2024-25 Budget, the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) acknowledges the substantial investment in the agriculture sector while underscoring the critical need for proactive measures for drought preparedness and collaborative efforts among stakeholders. “APAS welcomes the $570.6 million…

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