Murad Al-Katib Touts the Large Future Opportunities of Pulse Crops

The current goal of the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Association is 7 million acres by 2025. Is that achievable? According to SaskCan Pulse / Alliance Grain Traders CEO Murad Al-Katib it is. He cites a number of reasons including farm sustainability with regard to crop rotations, higher protein value as a food source and the Canadian pulse industries research programs as some of the drivers toward the growth in acres.

Al-Katib was in attendance at Cropweek 2012‘s Pulse Days and was the recipient of the BASF Pulse Promoter of the Year Award. The award comes in recognition of Al-Katibs extraordinary contribution to the promotion and development of the pulse industry. I caught up to Murad at a media scrum where he spoke about the value of the pulse industry in Western Canada as well as what the future looks like for pulses in Canada.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of @shaunhaney


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