Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan, June 2, 2016 News Release
The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is pleased with the funding commitment provided for agriculture in the 2016/17 provincial budget, which was tabled Wednesday morning.
“By continuing to fund current agricultural programs and services, the budget for 2016/17 clearly recognizes the important role that agriculture plays in sustaining economic growth now and into the future,” said Norm Hall, APAS President.
The 2016-17 budget maintained funding for important agricultural business risk management programs including crop insurance, AgriInvest and AgriStability. The government will also continue to invest in strategic initiatives in the areas of research and innovation, business development, and programs to enhance awareness of our industry’s commitment to safe and sustainable production practices.
“Agriculture is an essential industry in the province, accounting for thousands of jobs and over a third of provincial exports,” Hall says. “APAS welcomes the support and recognition for agriculture provided through today’s budget.”
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Posted June 4, 2016