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Saskatchewan Asks Ottawa Again to Help Canola Farmers After China Ban

(Canadian Press)

Saskatchewan’s premier is again asking Ottawa to increase its cash advances to canola farmers.

Scott Moe says in a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, posted on Twitter, that he’s been waiting nearly a month for a response since he first asked for help.

Saskatchewan wants the amount of money available to canola farmers through a federal advance payment program to increase to $1 million from $400,000.

The province also wants the program’s end-of-March deadline extended by one month and that no interest be charged on the maximum payment amount until the issue with China is resolved. Click here to read more.