The Manitoba government has partnered with the state of Indiana on shared interests in the agriculture sector.
Indiana Lt.-Gov. Suzanne Crouch was in Winnipeg on Monday to meet with provincial officials on ways both jurisdictions can build on trade and investments, economic growth, and encourage stronger business and research connections.
“Indiana and Manitoba share common priorities and strengths in the agricultural sector that provide excellent opportunities for more collaboration and information sharing,” said Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler.
Through the MOU, the two regions will encourage stronger partnerships between researchers, innovation leaders, businesses and young farmers, and will share information and best practices to help each jurisdiction make the most of new opportunities to drive growth and innovation in agriculture and related sectors.
Manitoba and Indiana conducted $1.1 billion worth of trade in 2017, an increase of almost 36 percent since 2013. Indiana is Manitoba’s seventh-largest trading partner among U.S. states, and 189,800 jobs in Indiana depend on trade and investment with Canada.
Crouch is in Manitoba with a 20-member delegation from the state, including representatives from Indiana companies, agricultural organizations, universities and state officials.