The province’s Minister of Agriculture is away for five days in the United States. David Marit will visit Denver and Minneapolis to promote Saskatchewan’s agricultural sector at several events. He will also discuss opportunities for investment and collaboration in the province’s value-added sector.
Marit will also speak at the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association annual convention in Colorado Springs on Tuesday.
“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. “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. We are committed to strengthening our existing relationships and forging new ones with our U.S. stakeholders.”
Saskatchewan’s agri-food exports to the United States were valued at more than $4.3 billion last year, and the provincial government wants to increase those numbers to help them meet the targets set out in their 2030 growth plan. published in 2020.