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Wheat Growers Disappointed With Election Results

The President of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers says they're very disappointed to see the Liberals back in power.
 
Gunter Jochum, who farms in Manitoba, says although the Liberals won a minority Government, the farming community sent a clear message they wanted to see a change in power.
 
"Anything rural in Ontario was blue as well, and us in the West, naturally all blue, and that is because of how the Liberals treated agriculture in the last four years."
 
He says trade is their number one concern, as Canada is facing market access issues for agricultural products with countries like China, India, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Italy.
 
"There's too many countries that we have worked with in the past, and ever since the Liberals are in power here trade has slowed, or completely come to a stand still with those countries."
 
He says there was reason for farmers to be optimistic they would see a change in Parliament, but it didn't work out this time.
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