CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were pleased with the 2019 Saskatchewan Provincial budget. The introduction of a balanced budget with a vision of future surpluses and economic certainty.
“WCWGA believes we don’t need more and more funding from government. We need a government that will fight for us and has the proper rules and regulations in place that allows us to remain competitive on the international level. This government has done that by strongly opposing the carbon tax,” stated Daryl Fransoo, Director.
New to the 2019 budget is the introduction of Saskatchewan Value-added Agriculture Incentive program. “Encouraging business investment to expand the provincial agricultural portfolio through crushing, milling and processing increases job opportunities and other value-add opportunities here in Saskatchewan,” Fransoo continued.
“No new taxes or tax increases provides continued economic stability as grain farmers plan for the 2019 planting season. Grain farmers are subject to many factors outside of their control, so long-term stability eases the financial stress on grain farmers,” closed Fransoo.
About the Wheat Growers:
Founded in 1970, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole. For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.