The unprecedented number of diplomatic disputes and non-tariff trade barriers affecting the export of Canadian agricultural products is now at “crisis” level, a prairie farm group is warning.
Wheat Growers Director Cherilyn Jolly Nagel talks with RealAgriculture.
“Any extra sale is critical this year. That gives us some optimism,” said Jim Wickett, a Saskatchewan farmer and chairman of Western Canadian Wheat Growers.
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“Aside from issues with canola seed, at the moment shipments of other grains, oilseeds and pulses continue to be accepted by China.” However, Jim Wickett, a farmer at Rosetown, Sask. [...]
Jim Wickett says the dispute is clearly political, not a quality issue.