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 important piece of… Read More

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) board of directors has elected Ian Boxall, representative for the RM of Connaught, as the organization’s new president. Elections were held at the organization’s annual general meeting on Tuesday, January 18, at Regina. Bill Prybylski and Scott Owens will serve as vice-presidents. “It’s an honour and a privilege… Read More

The premier of Saskatchewan says the dust-up between his government and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan can be attributed to the way the province has kept its books since 2014. APAS, led by vice-president Ian Boxall, has raised concerns about the provincial government blaming its record-high projected deficit of $2.7 billion on increased crop… Read More

Editor’s note: This story and headline were updated after the provincial government published its letter responding to APAS. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) and the provincial government are disagreeing publicly over the province linking drought-induced crop insurance payments with its deficit for 2021. The Saskatchewan government reported a projected record $2.7 billion deficit in… Read More

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) says they are calling on the province to reject proposals by the Saskatchewan Growth Coalition which is calling for lower rural municipal tax rates for resource and processing industries. Scott Owens, APAS board member and farmer at Maidstone, Sask., says that the proposal would decrease the amount of… Read More

Canada’s agriculture industry has had its share of trials over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Interrupted value chains, spilled milk, and empty grocery shelves were thankfully a short-lived experience for Canadians and the agriculture sector. In fact, agriculture and food, as industries, have continued to be economic drivers even during the last 15 months… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is proposing to reduce service fees collected for four official grain inspection and official grain weighing services, as of August 1, 2021, the start of the next crop year. A spokesperson for the Commission says sustained growth of export volumes over the last few years means it can reduce fees… Read More

Bill C-208, which would amend the Income Tax Act for the transfers of small businesses, family farms, or fishing corporations, passed its third reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday, May 12, sending it to the Senate for approval. The private member’s bill, introduced by Manitoba Conservative MP Larry Maguire, would make it more affordable… Read More

Increased funding for business risk management programs is the main driver of a $23.1 million increase for agriculture in Saskatchewan’s proposed budget. Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer tabled the province’s 2021-22 budget on Tuesday, featuring a deficit of $2.6 billion and a plan to return to balanced books in 2026-27. The budget includes… Read More

The rising carbon tax charged to railways while exporting grain will reduce the farmgate value of crops grown in Western Canada by several dollars per tonne, according to a pair of reports published over the past two weeks. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has released new calculations that say the federal government’s proposed $170/tonne… Read More

RealAgriculture is pleased to present Growing Agriculture: 2020 Saskatchewan Provincial Election Forum. This special presentation, brought to you by Access Communications, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), and Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association (SFSA), is hosted by our own Shaun Haney. The question and answer program is sponsored by Saskatchewan Egg Producers, Saskatchewan Pork Development Board,… Read More

If you farm in Saskatchewan, mark your calendars for “Growing Agriculture: 2020 Saskatchewan Provincial Election Forum” set for the week of October 19 to 25, 2020. Moderated and hosted by our own Shaun Haney, the question and answer program is brought to you by Access Communications, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), and Saskatchewan Farm… Read More

Agriculture leads the economy in Saskatchewan, and with the next provincial election slated for October 26, farmers are keen to know each party’s agricultural platform. Todd Lewis, president of Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) and farmer south of Regina, joined Shaun Haney recently to talk about the organization’s concerns for provincial policies and how… Read More

 

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