Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Regina last Friday, hosting a roundtable on freshwater management in the province.
Several stakeholders gathered that morning to discuss issues around the file, including Todd Lewis, the President of APAS.
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He took the opportunity to inform Trudeau that farmers and ranchers here in Saskatchewan have handled water problems well.
“The west side of the province can basically, alot of years be dry and the east side overly wet,” he noted. “We’re very adaptable.”
No concrete solutions did come out of the meeting, said Lewis, especially as it regards to irrigation, something important to Saskatchewan agriculture.
“The irrigation, I think Saskatchewan producers want to see more of it. Good opportunity, I think it adds more value to high value crop in certain situations.”
To Lewis, the meeting seemed like it was a preliminary part to something bigger and hopes talks on this matter continue into the future.