NDP leader and opposition agriculture critic tour drought stricken areas of Sask

NDP leader Ryan Meili and agriculture critic Trent Wotherspoon are touring Saskatchewan farms and ranchers devastated by the 2021 drought Wednesday.

They are accompanied by NDP MLA’s Carla Beck and Betty Nippi-Albright.

Wotherspoon says he wants to hear directly from producers and ranchers on what needs to be done to get through the drought.

He says they need and deserve support now.

The MLA’s will meet with producers and tour areas around McCord in the morning and then near Rockglen in the afternoon.

Leader Ryan Meili says it is crucial to work with farmers and ranchers to fight the effects of drought and climate change.

He says farmers stood strong during the pandemic and there is no economic recovery without a thriving agriculture sector.


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