Ag Minister MacAulay Visits CropConnect, Discusses Trudeau-Trump Meeting

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.)

Ag Ministers Eichler and MacAulay at CropConnect on Wednesday.

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.

Related: Trudeau “Did No Harm,” But Questions Remain After Trump Meeting: Gerry Ritz

 

Kelvin Heppner

Kelvin Heppner is a field editor for Real Agriculture based near Altona, Manitoba. Prior to joining Real Ag he spent more than 10 years working in radio. He farms with his father near Rosenfeld, MB and is on Twitter at @realag_kelvin

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