Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart says this week’s Canadian Western Agribition in Regina is a major boon to the province’s economy.
Stewart says the show attracts 800 international guests from 70 countries and provides a 56 million dollar boost to the economy.
Stewart also says the completion of the new International Trade Centre will make facilities at Evraz Place among the best in North America.
The City of Regina receives around 20-million dollars from the event.
But Stewart says the proposed federal carbon tax remains a major concern for farmers in Saskatchewan.
He says the tax would add substantial costs to agriculture, making farmers uncompetitive in world markets.
Agribition attracts more than 120 thousand people during the week-long show from over 60 nations.
The event runs until Saturday in the Queen City.