Source: Terry Youzwa, SaskCanola Director & Farmer (Nipawin, SK) | Story Posted: August 28, 2016
From June 14 - 17, SaskCanola's Board Chairman, Terry Youzwa was in Regina to participate in a number of meetings and events. Read Terry's blog below to learn of the outcomes from his week in the Queen City.
The week began with a bit of spraying and it was a good thing my son was home to help out as it was a very busy time.
On Tuesday, June 14, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture staff met with provincial farm organizations to confer what had and hadn't been working with Growing Forward 2. The feedback that was given will provide input for the next ag policy framework. We discussed a number of important issues, including:
how AgriStability hasn't been working, so the question becomes whether it will be fixed or dropped;
how Crop Insurance needs to be more individually responsive (an Olympic 5 or simple 7 year average would help significantly);
and how investments in AgriScience, research, and innovation, help to not only increase yield but reduce production risk.
On Thursday, June 16, we held our June board meeting to focus on how we are working to grow producer prosperity through our strategic plan.