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Ag Minister Still Pushing For Resumed Canola Exports To China

Alberta's Agriculture and Forestry Minister is calling resumed Canadian beef and pork exports to China a good first step.
 
Devin Dreeshen spoke to a room full of farmers and industry representatives on Thursday, November 7 at the Alberta Crop Commissions' Agri-Trade Breakfast in Red Deer.
 
However, Dreeshen says it's still unfortunate China has not re-opened their market to Canadian canola.
 
"[It's] something that we as a province will continue to advocate to the Federal Government. Also, I've met with the Chinese Consul General, and again, push at that level as well."
 
Dreeshen adds, it's nice to see other Provincial Governments also advocating to regain this important market access for farmers.
 
Since market access issues affecting canola seed trade started in early March, Chinese importers remain unwilling to purchase Canadian canola seed from exporters, according to the Canola Council of Canada.
 
The Council says the licenses of the two companies, Richardson and Viterra, to export canola seed to China remain suspended, however canola oil and meal exports continue.
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