Winnipeg – The future of the farming community in Canada depends on political decision makers understanding the integral contribution agriculture makes in Canada and farmers want to ensure that their issues are front and centre.
The three major farm organizations representing farmers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta have identified three priority areas for agriculture in the upcoming federal election and are reaching out to political candidates of all parties to remind them that the rural vote can make a difference.
The key issues affecting Prairie producers include the Growing Forward Agricultural Policy Framework (Business Risk Management programs, environmental sustainability and research and innovation), rail transportation and Canadian Grain Commission services.
Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) President Greg Marshall, Wild Rose Agricultural Producers (WRAP) President Humphrey Banack and Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) President Doug Chorney will meet in Winnipeg on Friday, April 15, 2011 to discuss these issues. Members of the media are invited to speak with the leaders following the meeting at 12:45 p.m. (CDT).
For interview information, please contact Kristen Lucyshyn at the KAP office at (204) 697-1140.
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For more information, please contact:
Doug Chorney, KAP President. Cell: (204) 785-3626.
Greg Marshall, APAS President. Cell: (306) 570-5959.
Humphrey Banack, WRAP President. Cell: (780) 679-4449.
Kristen Lucyshyn, KAP Communications. Office: (204) 697-1140. Cell: (204) 792-2661.
APAS is Saskatchewan’s general farm organization formed to provide farmers and ranchers with a democratically elected, grassroots, non-partisan, producer organization based on rural municipal boundaries. As the united voice of thousands of agricultural producers in Saskatchewan, we strive to represent the views of a wide variety of agricultural stakeholders in order to form comprehensive policies that can benefit all sectors of society.