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Minister MacAulay concludes successful agricultural visit to the United States

Washington, D.C. – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Advancing market access opportunities in the United States for our farmers, processors and exporters is key to the continued growth of the Canadian economy, and to achieving the Government of Canada's target of increasing global agricultural exports to $75 billion by 2025.
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, today wrapped up a successful visit to the United States that took him to Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Minister MacAulay’s visit was an opportunity to strengthen Canada’s position as a strong agricultural trading partner and to bolster what already stands as the most successful trading relationship in the world.
At the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s 95th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, Minister MacAulay participated, along with Mexican Secretary of Agriculture Victor Villalobos, in a trilateral panel discussion hosted by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. They discussed the importance of the Canada, United States and Mexico trading relationship, which will be further strengthened by the new NAFTA, and highlighted how farmers and processors in all three countries rely on a predictable and stable trade environment.
These discussions also reiterated the importance of trade in supporting farm income and rural communities in all three countries, and gave the Minister and Secretaries an opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities for growth across North America.
Minister MacAulay also hosted roundtables with key U.S. stakeholders on the agricultural trading relationship between Canada and the United States as well as the role of women in advancing opportunities in the agricultural and trade sectors.
Source : Government Of Canada

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