Minister Bibeau attends virtual 2021 Summit of State Agriculture and Rural Leaders

first_imgMinister Bibeau attends virtual 2021 Summit of State Agriculture and Rural Leaders From: Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaCanada and the U.S. enjoy the largest agricultural trade relationship in the world. The Canada-U.S. agriculture partnership strengthens our place in the global market, ensures people have access to safe and high quality food and will be vital to the relaunch and recovery of our economies.Canada and the U.S. enjoy the largest agricultural trade relationship in the world. The Canada-U.S. agriculture partnership strengthens our place in the global market, ensures people have access to safe and high quality food and will be vital to the relaunch and recovery of our economies.Today, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau delivered a keynote address during the virtual 2021 Summit of State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL). During her address, Minister Bibeau pledged to work with the incoming U.S. administration to further strengthen the bilateral agricultural trading relationship between Canada and the United States.Minister Bibeau spoke of the many challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and the pressure it has put on farmers, processors, and the entire food value chain. The Minister raised many areas of collaboration between governments such as research, regulatory, health and safety, as well as joint efforts to prevent and prepare for African Swine Fever. The Minister also highlighted the importance of continued collaboration to ensure our agriculture sectors remain resilient and globally competitive.Quotes“This annual summit is a great opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest and exchange ideas for our agriculture sectors to ensure continued access to high quality and safe food. A strong Canada-U.S. agricultural partnership is a commitment to support jobs and families, strengthen our economies and make us more competitive in the global market.”– The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-FoodQuick factsThe annual SARL summit is the premier meeting of Canadian provincial and U.S. state legislators. It continues to be an effective voice for education, co-operation and leadership on agriculture issues.In 2019, bilateral trade in agriculture and agri-food between Canada and the U.S. reached $60 billion.On July 1, 2020, the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) entered into force. The new CUSMA will serve to reinforce Canada’s strong economic ties with the United States and Mexico. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Africa, African, agreement, Agriculture, Canada, covid-19, education, Government, health and safety, market, Mexico, Minister, Premier, quality, research, Safety, United Stateslast_img read more