Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

July 12, 2007 14:40 ET

Media Advisory: Minister Skelton to Announce Funding Through Cover Crop Protection Program

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - The Honourable Carol Skelton, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, will be just outside Saskatoon, on Friday, July 13, to announce funding to assist Canadian farmers with spring flooding through the Cover Crop Protection Program.

Following the announcement, Minister Skelton will be available to speak to media.

EVENT: Announcement and media availability

DATE: Friday, July 13

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Kevin Lensen Farm/Do Little Enterprises near Vanscoy,

Directions from Saskatoon: Take Highway 7 west. Two kilometres past Martin Road, turn right. The Lensen Farm/Do Little Enterprises is the first lane on the left. The farm is about 10 minutes from Saskatoon.

Contact Information

  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Media Relations
    AAFC Saskatchewan
    Jan Cote
    Acting Senior Regional Communications Advisor
    Office: 306-780-7076
    Cell: 306-529-7181