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Canola Council Calls for Action Against China Canola Trad Dispute

The Canola Council says action is needed as the 1 year anniversary of the China canola trade dispute, approaches.
 
The council says the federal government should do more to reopen market access. China closed its border to canola seed last March, citing concerns about debris found in a couple of shipments.
 
But since then, some Chinese officials said the situation won't change until Canada releases a top Huawei executive arrested in Vancouver in December of 2018.
 
Council President Jim Everson says farmers and the industry can't continue to shoulder the impact of something entirely out of their control.
 
Canola seed shipments to China were down about seventy per cent last year, resulting in an estimated one billion dollar loss in revenue.
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