REGINA, Sask. — Saskatchewan Premier, Lorne Calvert, is travelling to North Dakota to talk trade after a new U.S. farm bill has threatened to strain Canada-U.S. trade relations.
Calvert will be talking to North Dakota governor, John Hoeven, today about the new bill that was approved by U.S. Congress last week. The bill will put billions of dollars into the pockets of American farmers, but it threatens to damper trade between the two nations, hurting Canadian farmers.
After the meeting, Calvert says he plans to share his information with other Western premiers, and encourage a summit to discuss trade.
Meanwhile, Saskatchewan’s agriculture minister is heading to Ottawa to appeal to the feds for increased support for Canadian farmers in light of the U.S. farm bill.
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