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Agriculture organizations hopeful as new provincial budget released

Following the release of the provincial budget for 2023-24, agricultural organizations have been voicing their approval.

Included in the release is $548 million going to the ministry of agriculture, a 19% increase from last year.

Chad Ross, the vice-chair for the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association, says that the increase in funding is good for them.

"The Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association is pleased with today's announcement. It shows continued commitment by the government to the agriculture sector. These investments to the livestock sector are particularly important. our producers have been through many challenges in the past few years and so assistance from our government is very welcome."

Of that figure, $89.8 million is for strategic initiatives, including $38 million for agricultural research and innovation.

APAS Vice President Bill Prybylski details some of the notable programs funded by this year's budget.

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