The Southwest Booster

A meaningful aid program is needed to address drought conditions

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emergency and requires action now. Producer groups are ready to lead the way in developing a program that will assist producers in accessing feed and water for livestock and helping compensate for financial losses.

Seeing the conditions today remind me of the drought and insect problems I (Ryan Meili) saw growing up on a farm in the 1980s in Southwest Saskatchew­an. We know that climate change will make events like this more frequent and more damaging into the future. We need a serious plan to get producers and ranchers through this drought year and a long-term plan to ensure the success of the agricultur­e sector on which we all rely. We need your two government­s to work together to make this happen.

We urge you to act quickly and we are ready to assist in any way we can.

MLA Ryan Meili, Leader of the Official Opposition

MLA Trent Wotherspoo­n, Official Opposition Critic for Agricultur­e

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