Agriculture and fair trade were on the agenda Wednesday during the Tri-National Agricultural Accord conference in Saskatoon.
Manitoba’s Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Minister Ron Kostyshyn represented the province to reiterate Manitoba’s firm stance on the fair trade issue.
“Agriculture is one of the strongest bonds that link Canada with its two key trading partners to the south,” Kostyshyn said. “This annual conference gives us a platform to work together to improve understanding and strengthen collaboration among the agricultural sectors of the three North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) countries on programs that benefit agricultural trade between us.”
The theme of this year’s conference was innovation and competitiveness, which are two areas where Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) is launching a variety of new programs under the federal-provincial Growing Forward Agreement.