Wheat Growers Congratulate New SK Minister of Agriculture – Hon. David Marit

Calgary, AB — (August 16, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association congratulates the Hon. David Marit upon his appointment as the Minister of Agriculture for Saskatchewan.
 
“The Wheat Growers has a long history of working closely with the past Ministers of Agriculture in Saskatchewan and we look forward to working with Minister Marit in the future. The issues of carbon tax, international trade, grain grading and transportation are just some of the topics that our Board and members continue to work on,” said Levi Wood, President. “We also thank the Hon. Lyle Stewart for all that he has done for agriculture in Saskatchewan and wish him the very best as he battles his illness.”
 
Agriculture contributes approximately $15 Billion in agri-food products and accounts for over one-third of the provinces export earnings.  Agriculture is crucial to the economic well-being of the province of Saskatchewan.
 
“The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is proud to play a vital role in the growth of the agriculture industry in Saskatchewan. We will continue to contribute and look forward to working with Minister Marit on the many issues affecting the agriculture industry,” stated Jim Wickett, Chair.
  
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About the Wheat Growers
 
Founded in 1970, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole.           
 
For more information, please contact:
 
Levi Wood, President                                             Jim Wickett, Chair
1 (306) 535-2997 – M                                             1 (306) 219-8009 – M
lwood@wheatgrowers.ca                                      jwickett@wheatgrowers.ca

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