Cereals Canada strongly encourages the Government of Canada to move forward with the implementation of TPP-11. We request that legislation for ratification be put before the Parliament of Canada as quickly as possible.
I likely can’t count the number of times I have spoken or written the words science-based. It is a mantra of sorts. And for good reason. Technology is the most important competitive advantage for Canadian agriculture. This is how we are going to compete with emerging exporters like the Black Sea countries. Modern farming tools and methods are also the reason why Canadian farmers have a fantastic sustainability story to tell. In order to keep these tools and the ability use new and emerging techniques, we must have science-based regulations, both within Canada as with our trading partners.
In the words of Henry Ford, "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." I am always grateful that I get to work for an organization where one of its guiding principles is to promote collaboration throughout the cereals value chain. It is for this reason that I want to come to work every day. There is always a new issue, something to work on, and something to learn that 9.9 times out of 10 requires some sort of collaborative process.
September 19, 2017 – Saskatoon, SK– Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
The agriculture sector is a cornerstone of the Canadian economy and the Government of Canada is challenging it to increase agri-food exports to $75 billion annually by 2025 in an effort to create jobs for Canadians across the country. Canada’s wheat industry plays an important role in this sector and by identifying and focusing innovation on high-impact areas of research it will be in a better position to help Canada increase productivity and competitiveness.
A producer asked me a few weeks ago, “why do others care about my farming practices?” And then asked, “isn’t it only my bottom line that suffers if I do something that hurts my yield or quality?” These are two important questions. The value chain is becoming more and more integrated over time. This means that the actions of one player can impact entire markets. This is true for farmers as well as crop developers, shippers, and processors. What happens on the farm extends well beyond the farm’s gate.
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