CANADA: SWP president says farmers need action, not further study, on farm safety nets
In a meeting with Saskatchewan's agricultural minister, the President of Western Canada's largest publicly traded agricultural co-operative expressed disappointment with the federal and provincial governments' inability to reach agreement on farm safety net programs. Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (SWP) president, Marvin Wiens commented: "Both Ottawa and the leaders in this province made a commitment last summer to address shortcomings to safety net programs such as crop insurance. While the province has been diligent in seeking a response from Ottawa, we are now on the verge of spring seeding and farmers are still waiting to see what risk management tools will be available."
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