MacAulay heads out on cross-country tour

Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay is headed on a tour across Canada over the next month.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada says the “Growing Canadian Agriculture” tour will kick off in La Prairie, Quebec on June 25, and wrap up in Abbotsford, BC on July 17, with stops in Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

“I look forward to kicking off this tour to meet with hardworking farmers, processors and agricultural leaders across the country to discuss the tremendous promise and potential ahead for the agricultural sector,” says MacAulay.

In addition to meeting with farmers, processors and industry leaders, AAFC says the minister will be participating in rural agricultural events to highlight federal agricultural investments and programs.

Details on when and where tour stops will be taking place have not been announced.

Federal, provincial and territorial ag ministers from across the country are scheduled to hold their annual conference in Vancouver July 18-20 (view the itinerary here).

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