The Saskatchewan-based Western Canadian Wheat Growers is worried about a cross-border wheat trade dispute with the U.S.
U.S. President Donald Trump has already targetted Canadian dairy and lumber exports and Wheat Growers Executive Director Robin Speer fears wheat could be next on the U.S. trade list for tariffs against Canada.
He says outdated Canadian grain regulations need to be harmonized with the U.S.
“And it’s a concern to U.S. farmers,” said Speer. “They brought it up so we certainly don’t want to see any issues with out border with our wheat going south. We hope we can fix this in short order.”
Speer says Canada exports a significant amount of wheat to the U.S. but imports a small amount from the U.S..