Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

June 12, 2008 17:07 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Announce Help for Saskatchewan Farmers Facing Drought

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - David Anderson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board, on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, together with the Honourable Bob Bjornerud, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture, will be in Swift Current, on Saturday, June 14, to announce federal assistance through the AgriRecovery program to help farmers affected by back to back drought in southwest Saskatchewan.

Following the announcement, Mr. Anderson and Mr. Bjornerud will be available to speak to media.

EVENT: Announcement and media availability

DATE: Saturday, June 14

TIME: 11 a.m. (local time)

LOCATION: Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre
Gate 4 Airport Road
Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    AAFC Saskatchewan
    Jan Cote
    Communications Advisor
    Cell: 306-529-7181
    Saskatchewan Agriculture
    Scott Brown
    Director of Communications
    Cell: 306-536-3851