More agriculture organizations calling for B.C. port workers strike to end

Jul 6, 2023 | 3:51pm

The strike of over 7-thousand B.C. port workers is in its 6th day, and the list of organizations wanting it to end is growing. Todd Lewis – the 2nd Vice-President of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture – says patience in the farming community is running thin. “I think farmers expect to be able to move […]

APAS wants the federal government to support provisions that would increase rail competition

May 30, 2023 | 2:33pm

Increase rail competition and lowering costs of hauling farm commodities are the goals of provisions included in a federal bill to extend interswitching on railways. Ian Boxall, president of the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) noted some provisions to Bill C-47 include ensuring the rates are fair for interswitching and making sure it’s done […]