The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) continues to raise major concerns about Bunge’s proposed acquisition of Viterra. A decision on whether to allow the multinational grain company deal to go ahead in Canada — and what the conditions will be if approved — is currently before the federal cabinet, as Transport Canada wrapped up… Read More

Op-ed submitted by Ian Boxall, president of Agriculture Producers Association of Saskatchewan 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… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney is joined by: Jay Whetter with the Canola Council of Canada and Canola Digest on what he heard from the World Agritech Innovation Summit; Ian Boxall with Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan on the upcoming Canada… Read More

Consultations have been done, and the “What we heard” document was published in 2021. So why then has the actual opening of the Grain Act — and modernization of it — not happened? On Tuesday, March 26, industry participants, government, and farmers are getting together to talk about exactly that, says Ian Boxall, president of… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this episode of RealAg on the Weekend! On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses: Ian Boxall, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan on a new study looking at the relationship of food prices and commodity prices; Dave Carey, with the Canadian Canola Growers Association, on his frustrations with Bill C-234;… Read More

On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses: Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan annual general meeting; Reaction to Bill C-282; Hear a clip from Agritechnica that Bernard Tobin had with Derek Targerson from John Deere on the potential impact autonomy will have on farming; and, The best family activities in the fall. Thoughts on something… Read More

On this weekend’s show, host Shaun Haney discusses: Where the heck are the AgriRecovery details?!; A clip from a recent Mind Your Farm Business with Dr. Cami Ryan with Bayer CropScience on if you are driven by fear as a motivator; Ian Boxall, Agricultural Producers Association Of Saskatchewan, on the Viterra and Bunge deal; and,… Read More

Four Saskatchewan farm groups are urging the Saskatchewan government to conduct a thorough risk assessment of Bunge’s proposed $8.1 billion acquisition of Viterra. The leaders of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, SaskCanola, Sask Wheat, and SaskBarley have written a letter to Agriculture Minister David Marit calling for a review of the multinational grain handler… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission is backtracking on planned changes to wheat test weight standards after farmers and a diverse group of farm organizations raised concerns about the move. On Friday morning the CGC announced it will repeal the regulatory changes that are set to take effect on Tuesday, Aug. 1 as soon as possible. Under… Read More

A well-written contract should spell out the risk and responsibilities of both parties involved. In agriculture, grain contracts spell out expectations, but the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan says current contracts don’t go far enough to manage farmers’ risk. Following an estimated $60 million in farmer losses due to cancelled contracts with one grain buyer… Read More

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is welcoming a new face to their team, as Dion McGrath has steps in as the producer organization’s executive director. APAS says McGrath’s previous experience as the former CEO of Southeast College at Weyburn, Sask., his executive roles in the public sector and his personal endeavours with his… Read More

 

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