farm issues

SARM sees federal election result as no big surprise

Sep 22, 2021 | 6:11am

The president of SARM says there is no big surprise in Monday’s federal election results. Ray Orb says the election saw little change in the Liberal and Conservative seat numbers, with Justin Trudeau retaining a minority government. Orb says the decision to call the vote was not wise and costly. But he wants to focus […]

APAS wants farm issues raised during provincial election campaign

Sep 30, 2020 | 4:41am

Farm supports and rural infrastructure are among the issues APAS is hoping will be discussed during the current provincial election campaign. APAS president Todd Lewis has released a set of proposals designed to get candidates from all political parties thinking about how best to support farming. He says farm business risk programs need improvement, particularly […]

APAS launches farm survey over COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 1, 2020 | 6:00am

APAS has launched a new farmer survey over the COVID-19 pandemic. APAS President Todd Lewis says the survey will track how the farmers across the province are coping with the COVID-19 crisis. He says the weekly survey will track farmer concerns about such issues as credit, seeding supplies, shipping delays and mental health Lewis says […]