In this 2018 recap, Alberta Ag Minister Oneil Carlier talks about the rough harvest, the new USMCA deal, CN and CP’s ability to get grain to market and whether the province buying new rail cars to transport oil will interfere with that. He also talks about the results of his trade mission to India and the local food councils.
The Chair of the Alberta Barley Commission says the Transportation Modernization Act will make sure everyone who is involved in the handling of grain is accountable. Jason Lenz hopes the legislation tabled by the federal government will start to repair Canada’s reputation as a reliable source for grain.
The Alberta Government is reducing road restrictions so farmers can get their grain from storage to elevators.
The conclusion of negotiations between Canada and South Korea on a free trade agreement means there will be more canola from our country headed to northeast Asia in the coming years.