CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is supportive of the 2021 Saskatchewan budget and the funding that it provides to the agriculture industry across the province.
“Today’s provincial budget provides the appropriate levels of support for the agriculture industry, especially during a pandemic. No new tax increases and no decrease in the budget, ensures ongoing agriculture programs,” said Daryl Fransoo, Chair.
The 2021 Saskatchewan budget recognizes the need for continued record investment in agricultural research. This is welcome news and highly thought of across the industry.
The overall 6% increase in the agriculture budget is largely dedicated to farmer support under the Business Risk Management (BRM) programs. These programs ensure that the agriculture industry remains strong, even during perilous times.
“The Western Canadian Wheat Growers offers its thanks to the Saskatchewan government for its commitment and support to the agriculture industry, which has led the province and Canada through the current pandemic. Given the current commodity prices, the industry will continue to lead the economy,” said Jim Wickett, Secretary-Treasurer.
About the Wheat Growers:
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. The 50th anniversary book, “Warriors For Wheat” is available to purchase online.
For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.