APAS Update and Communication

Res #: 3-04A
Number: 3
Year: 2004
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
Responses Received: No
Departments: Matters Pertaining to SARM

Resolution No. 3-04A

WHEREAS, the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), was developed as a "separate entity" from SARM to serve agricultural producers in Saskatchewan in ways SARM was unable; and

WHEREAS, SARM services agricultural producers through rural municipalities; and

WHEREAS, it is essential that both voices serving the producers and residents of rural Saskatchewan speak with authority on behalf of those they serve; and

WHEREAS, open disagreement between SARM and APAS merely damages the reputation of both and serves neither; and

WHEREAS, SARM has openly supported the Ag Health and Safety Network and Agrivision, including having representatives make presentations at their conventions;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that SARM invite APAS to give SARM delegates an update on membership, membership fees, activities and programs since the inception of APAS; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that SARM communicate with APAS so that issues relating to agriculture in Saskatchewan can be answered in a fashion that does not undermine either of these important voices of rural Saskatchewan.