Livestock producers in a wide portion of the Southern Saskatchewan grainbelt are eligible for a tax deferral on sales forced by drought conditions.
The federal government says farmers will be able to defer the income tax on sales of cattle to next year to allow producers a chance to rebuild their herd.
The designated drought area covers a wide area from Saskatoon to the U.S. border.
Areas not covered include several RM’s along the eastern Saskatchewan border with Manitoba.
Otherwise, most RM’s are in the drought designated area south of Saskatoon.
APAS president Todd Lewis says the coverage area is not large enough.
He says the eligible areas do not include all the affected producers.
Lewis is hoping the federal department of agriculture will act promptly to revise the area of eligibility.