Grain farmers are pleased with the Government’s Fall Economic Statement. The Government continues to recognize the important role agriculture plays in the growth of our economy, noting that agriculture contributes 6 per cent to Canada’s GDP and committing to increase agricultural exports by 50 per cent between now and 2025. The measures announced in the Fall Economic Statement will help grain farmers succeed at home and around the world by encouraging exports, investment and innovation. The Accelerated Investment Incentive, the Export Diversification Strategy, including $25 million to resolve market access barriers, and the commitment to deliver on regulatory reform will all help grain farmers grow Canada’s bottom line.
We look forward to continuing to work with the Government to ensure the Government’s economic growth agenda, including the Export Diversification Strategy and the regulatory reform initiative deliver real results for Canada’s hard working middle class grain farmers.”
President, Grain Growers of Canada