Canada’s grain sector receives a $4.4 million to expand export opportunities

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Over the next two years, three industry organizations will receive $4.4 million collectively to help grow Canada’s grain sector through increased export opportunities.

“Canadian grain producers are a key link in global food security. Today’s investment will help industry organizations build new relationships in international markets so we can continue to feed a growing global population,” says Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

The three organizations who are set to receive the funds under the federal AgriMarketing program include:

  • Cereals Canada: Will receive up to $3.52 million to reach international new markets by promoting the high-quality aspects of Canadian wheat and durum wheat.
  • Canada Grains Council: Will receive up to $461,000 to help increase and diversify Canadian grain exports to international markets and seize domestic market opportunities. The project will focus on reducing the potential impact of technology-related non-tariff trade barriers (NTBs) related to plant breeding innovation for Canadian grain exports.
  • The Prairie Oat Growers AssociatioN: Will receive up to $417,000 to help increase demand for Canadian oats by promoting the health and environmental benefits, as well as the diverse uses of oats.

The goal is not only to see grain exports increase within already established relationships, but to also develop and secure new trade opportunities around the world, the government says.