APAS pleased with federal decision on cash ticket deferrals
Producers’ concerns heard on issue
November 7, 2017 – For Immediate Release – The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan welcomed the announcement yesterday that the federal government has abandoned its plans to scrap the cash ticket deferral program.
Under the current system, producers are able to defer income from grain deliveries to the following tax year.
“The cash ticket deferral program allows grain and oilseed producers to better plan for the uncertainties inherent in the agriculture business,” said APAS President Todd Lewis.
APAS thanks Minister MacAulay for considering producers on this issue, first by granting APAS’ request that the deadline for the consultation period be extended to July to accommodate seeding and then by acting on producers’ concerns.
For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan
(306) 789-7774 ext.6
Background: APAS is Saskatchewan’s general farm organization – formed to provide farmers and ranchers with a democratically elected, grassroots, non-partisan, producer-run organization based on rural municipal boundaries. As the united voice of thousands of agricultural producers and ranchers 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. APAS is a member of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.