'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.

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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