Agriculture Ministers from across the country gathered in Vancouver last week for their annual meeting.
Saskatchewan Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart, and deputy minister Rick Burton represented the province.
Burton said several topics were discussed.
“An update on the trade market access issues, also the ministers received a report from the business risk management external panel, and so they talked about those recommendations as well,” Burton said. “They also had a good discussion on some labour issues facing the sector.”
However, Burton said the carbon tax was one issue the ministers chose to stay away from.
“The carbon tax wasn’t on the agenda, the First ministers were at their meeting (in New Brunswick), and I know they talked about it, but it wasn’t on the Ag agenda at all.”
Burton later added that while each province’s agriculture sector is different, there are also many similarities.