Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was in Winnipeg on Wednesday, visiting CropConnect with his Manitoba counterpart Ralph Eichler.
MacAulay announced $675 thousand to support market development work through the Canadian Special crops Association and Cereals Canada. Both ministers also outlined $1.6 million in fed/prov funding for eight crop research projects at the conference (coming from the $33 million Grain Innovation Hub originally announced in 2014.)
Both ministers toured the trade show following the announcements, and Minister MacAulay took a few minutes to chat with us on the trade show floor about the funding announcement and the Trudeau-Trump summit in Washington this week.
“It was a great meeting…all reports are excellent,” says MacAulay in the interview below.
The federal minister also met with the new commissioners of the Canadian Grain Commission — Patti Miller, Doug Chorney and Lonny McKague — and toured the CGC following his visit to CropConnect.