Canada has been working at increasing the access of Canadian beef into Europe for quite some time. If the EU / Canada free trade agreement is ratified later this year the benefits will be very positive for Canadian beef producers. Gaining access for hormone free beef into Europe will have large benefits for the industry provided that the meat packing industry provides programs and incentives to producers.
Ted Haney is the President of the Beef Export Federation and is very involved in the trade of Canadian Beef internationally and this agreement. Ted gives us an idea of how this agreement will benefit Canadian beef producers and the industry as a whole. I personally find some of the trade information confusing so getting the information directly from people like Ted is critical to understanding what is happening.
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