Canada’s Minister of Agriculture discusses issues with U.S. ambassador

 

Federal agriculture minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has had a successful meeting with the U.S. ambassador to Canada.

Bibeau says she expressed gratitude to Ambassador Cohen for the U.S. assistance in allowing trans-shipment of agri-food products through the U.S. in the wake of recent flooding in British Columbia.

Bibeau pointed to the interconnected economies and efforts to resolve trade disputes.

The minister emphasized Canada’s confidence in the current risk mitigation measures for P.E.I. potatoes, and outlined the efforts being taken to address the U.S. concerns.

The Minister and the Ambassador discussed the benefits of resuming trade of fresh potatoes for both sides of the border, pointing to PEI potatoes as a staple for many families along the eastern seaboard and Puerto Rico.

Minister Bibeau concluded that she looks forward for continued collaboration with the U.S. to resume exports of PEI fresh potatoes and further strengthen the partnership between the two countries farming sectors.

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