Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture visits the United States to promote the province’s agricultural sector.
David Marit and his delegation are due to depart on Sunday, with scheduled stops in Denver and Minneapolis during the five-day trip.
According to a press release, the topics of discussion will be canola, wheat, oats, malting barley, pulses and cattle as well as Saskatchewan’s research and innovation capabilities.
“The U.S. is Saskatchewan’s largest agri-food export market and it makes sense to work together on issues of mutual interest to our agriculture and food industries, including sustainability and the Canada-U.S. Agreement. -Mexico,” Marit said in the statement.
“This mission will allow us to meet with a number of our long-time U.S. partners and help us showcase advanced agricultural practices used here in Saskatchewan that support our shared goals of meeting the challenge of global food security.
Marit is scheduled to speak at the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association annual convention in Colorado Springs. Last year, Saskatchewan exported $152 million worth of live cattle to the United States
Saskatchewan’s agri-food exports to the United States were valued at over $4.3 billion in 2021.
Marit’s trip is the latest of the Saskatchewan politicians’ trade missions. These include the travels of Prime Minister Scott Moe, who has visited Europe, the Middle East and the United States in recent weeks.