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'AgriStability' lessons for local farmers


By Christine Rumleskie

Fort St. John will be the home base of a new provincial program that could help local farmers get through the hard times.

AgriStability aims to provide farmers with a safety net when times get tough. There will be an information session on the program next week in Fort St. John.

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Kelowna AgriStability Spokesperson Mohini Singh says the program was operated by the Federal Government, but recently changed hands to Provincial control.

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Now, there are four regional representative offices in B.C., including one in Fort St. John. The office is located at 10043, 100th Street.

Singh says a permanent local AgriStability representative will come on board sometime in March.

During the public meeting, Singh says farmers will learn about how AgriStability works, and important deadlines in the program.

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The information session will be held on February 18th, at the Super 8 Hotel at 9500 Alaska Road. It runs from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Those interested in participating are asked to reserve a seat ahead of time, by calling 1-877-343-2767.

For more information on the program, click here.

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