Premier Scott Moe is heading to the U.S. again next week to push for a new trade deal.
Moe told about 200 wheat growers at the Farm Progress Show in Regina, the U.S. is a crucial market.
He believes federal and provincial officials must be persistent in engaging U.S. legislators for a trade deal despite some obstacles.
Premier Moe points out 85 percent of Saskatchewan imports come from the U.S. and 55 percent of this province’s exports go to the U.S.
Moe will be at a Western Governors meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota on Monday to discuss a new trade deal.
Moe is also again pushing hard against Ottawa’s proposed carbon tax.
He says the proposed carbon tax is a serious threat to the future of farming.
He says Saskatchewan is a leader in battling climate change through improve crop genetics and farm equipment.
Moe says a carbon tax is ineffective and would reduce competitiveness for Saskatchewan farmers.
Federal figures show the proposed carbon tax would add 20 thousand dollars in costs to wheat farmers and even more to livestock producers.