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There’s a world of opportunity for Canadian agriculture and food

By Liberal MP Jean-Claude Poissant      

Canadian farmers and food processors are ready to deliver, and our government has set an ambitious target of $75-billion in agri-food exports by 2025.

Under the leadership of Lawrence MacAulay, we will continue to work together with the provinces, territories, farmers, industry and all Canadians to create jobs, growth and opportunities for Canadian farmers and farm families and all Canadians, writes Liberal MP Jean-Claude Poissant. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster

Canadian agriculture is one of the most innovative and promising sectors of the economy, and is a key part of Canada’s path to prosperity. Our farmers and food processors generate more than $114-billion of our gross domestic product and more than $64-billion of our exports, while employing more Canadians than any other manufacturing industry in the country. That’s why agriculture is a core priority for our government, and why we are pursuing a bold vision to help unlock the tremendous potential the sector has to drive middle-class jobs and growth for Canadians.

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