Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture David Marit has travelled to Denver, Colorado and Minneapolis, Minnesota to promote Saskatchewan as a reliable supplier of high-quality agricultural products, advance investment and collaborative opportunities in the province’s value-added sector and further develop relationships with stakeholders.
The mission will focus on canola, wheat, oats, malting barley, pulses and cattle, and highlight Saskatchewan’s research and innovation capabilities. The mission will also expand and strengthen Saskatchewan’s research and investment ties with the United States through meetings with industry, academia and government.
In addition, Marit will speak at the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention in Colorado Springs today. In 2021, the United States was Saskatchewan’s top market for live cattle, with $152 million in exports.
The United States and Saskatchewan, and Canada as a whole, have a strong trading relationship. Canada exported $46 billion worth of agri-food products to the country in 2021, accounting for 18 per cent of the United States’ agri-food imports.
Saskatchewan agri-food exports to the United States were valued at more than $4.3 billion in 2021, with sights continuing to be focused on increasing that number to meet our targets outlined in the Growth Plan.