The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan held their AGM last week in Regina.
Todd Lewis was re-elected as President of the organization.
He has been an APAS Representative since 2006 and has been on the Board of Directors since 2009. He became Vice President in 2011 and President in the fall of 2016.
APAS has long supported the Province’s view on the Federal Carbon plan and last week announced plans to seek intervener status with the Province’s court case against the Federal Government’s Carbon Plan.
Lewis says they have an important story to tell about the role farmers and agriculture play.
“I think we have a pretty strong argument. You know that we have an industry here in Western Canada that’s really a world leader in carbon management, and really with the carbon backstop plan, it doesn’t take any of that into account. In many cases, it ignores the good work that’s been done and continues to be done on the farmland and pastures in Saskatchewan.”
It was a busy couple of days for APAS members as they heard from a number of presenters and passed a total of 32 resolutions.