While oil and gas continue in a free fall and mining and other sectors of the Canadian economy are struggling with low commodity prices and weak demand, the grain and agri-foods sector is going strong. This is a good thing, since Canada’s agriculture and agri-foods sector accounts for 6.7 per cent of GDP and supports one job in eight, employing over 2.2 million people. In fact, Canada is the fifth largest exporter of agriculture and food products in the world.
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