APAS in Action April 2015

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APAS in Action – Print version APAS 2015

 

 

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Grain Bag Recycling Pilot Project continues into 2015- 2016

Grain Bag Recycling Pilot Project continues into 2015- 2016.  Farmers and ranchers can access collection sites  for grain bags and twine in Cudworth, Hirsch, Humboldt, Kelvington, Macoun, Marshall, Milestone, Moose Jaw, Mossbank, Prince Albert, Rush Lake, Saskatoon and Unity.  For more information contact Simply Ag Solutions Inc.

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Obsolete Pesticide and Livestock Medications Collections – Fall of 2015 – Northern Saskatchewan

Farmers: safely dispose of your unwanted agricultural pesticides and livestock/equine medications in the fall of 2015, at no charge.

A full list of collection sites across Northern Saskatchewan will be posted on the CleanFARMS website in the summer of 2015.  More information about the program.

For more information, please call CleanFARMS
at 1-877-622-4460 or visit www.cleanfarms.ca

Clean FARMS – Fall 2015 

 

 

 

 

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Improvements to the Advance Payments Program – How the changes for 2015 will affect you

Please find link to the changes for the Advance Payment Program for 2015 from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

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APAS Views Railways Performance as Inadequate

The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) is disappointed that the Federal Government has chosen to not renew and strengthen the Order in Council (OIC) regarding minimum grain movement by Canada’s two primary railways.

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Advance Payments Program – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Advance Payments Program (APP) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides producers with cash advances on eligible commodities. These advances provide producers with improved cash flow, therefore increasing the flexibility producers have in marketing their products.  Producers can access up to $400,000 in advances, of which the first $100,000 is interest-free and the remaining $300,000 is interest-bearing. The amount of the advance reflects up to 50% of the expected market value of the agricultural product, and must be repaid upon sale of the commodity or at the end of the production period, whichever comes first.

While approximately 25,000 farmers across Canada participate in the Advance Payment Program, there are a significant number of farmers that have not participated in the program and have not obtained an interest-free loan.  The Advance Payment Program is currently being evaluated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and one evaluation goal is to find out why more Canadian farmers do not participate in the APP.  Consequently, if you have not received an APP interest-free loan, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada would like to know why as well as what changes to APP would increase participation by producers. Your feedback is very important to ensure that the APP benefits as many producers as possible. To provide your feedback, you can either:

**Please only open the link if you plan on taking the survey**

             Use this link   http://fluidsurveys.com/s/APP-Producers/ to access a secure Ference & Company website where you can provide your feedback that is kept confidential

             Contact Don Ference, President, Ference Weicker & Company via email (ference@shaw.ca) or telephone (604-688-2424 (extension 304).

Thank you for your participation.

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APAS in Action for March 2015

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APAS in Action – Print version March 2015

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APAS Year in Review 2014

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APAS’ Year  in Review  2014 –  fresh off the press.

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APAS Calls for New Approach to PFRA Pasture Transition

News Release – APAS Calls for New Approach to PFRA Pasture Transition February 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PFRA Pasture Transition Study Final Report 

 

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The Real Dirt on Farming – Resource

Less than 2% of Canadians are farmers.  If you are trying to explain farming to the other 98% of Canadians, this may be a useful resource.  If you are interested in natural hormones in animals, farmers share of the food dollar, dairy industry employment numbers or grass-fed or grain-fed beef, this resource will provide the answers. PDF Link

Published in 2014 by the Farm & Food Care Foundation
(www.farmcarefoundation.ca)



								
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