Sask agriculture exports reach new record in 2020


Saskatchewan farmers exported a record amount of agricultural products in 2020 despite the coronavirus.

Agriculture minister David Marit says the biggest exports were canola, wheat, and pulse crops.

He says farm exports reached 16.9 billion dollars last year.

He says it is incredible to see such an increase in one year, 31 percent increase from 2019.

He says Saskatchewan has what the world wants, quality food products.

Marit says canola exports reached 3.6 billion dollars, wheat at 2.7 billion dollars, and lentils at 2.2 billion dollars.

He says the three biggest markets were the U.S. at 3.3 billion dollars , China at 3.2 billion dollars and Japan 1.2 billion dollars.

But he says there are efforts to diversify markets.

He says Saskatchewan is opening new trade offices this year in Singapore, Japan and India.

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