Canada’s grain production has received a vote of confidence from the Chinese Consul General in Calgary.
Lu Xu says she has full confidence in the quality of Canadian crops after touring a Regina area farm.
Shu made her comments at the Canada Farm Progress Show in Regina.
The endorsement comes after two southeast Asian countries imposed temporary bans on imports of Canadian wheat this past week.
Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart remains hopeful Japan and South Korea will soon re-open their markets to Canadian wheat.
The two countries temporarily put a halt to Canadian wheat imports after the federal Food Inspection Agency found 7 plants of unauthorized g-m wheat at a roadside in Southern Alberta.
Stewart expects exports will resume after a time but anticipates there will be random monitoring of shipments.