Delegates with Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) gathered online Thursday, for the farm lobby group's fall advisory council meeting.
KAP President Bill Campbell provided some opening remarks.
"We continue to push the province to shore up the AgriStability program. Moving the coverage limit to 85 per cent, with no reference margin limits. We will continue to advocate for our producers on both provincial and federal levels on this important issue," he said. "Another issue on the federal side is the continuing need for Temporary Foreign Workers. This could remain an issue into next spring and summer, given the wide ranging effects of the pandemic. We can't sustain the same backlogs and delays that we saw this year and hope that now that we have identified these issues, government can work to ensure these workers are here when we need them."
Other topics discussed at the meeting dealt with grain dryer installations and value creation.
Campbell says agriculture will lead the economic recovery in Canada, noting that farmers have never quit working during these challenging times.
He added it's important for farmers to take care of their mental health and seek help if necessary, as the long winter approaches.
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