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

Many cattle producers in west central and southwest Saskatchewan are once again facing extreme drought conditions, and the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is calling on the federal government to introduce a tax-deferral option for those producers who have no choice but to liquidate a portion of their herd. Scott Owens, vice president of APAS,… Read More

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

 

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