The Grain Growers of Canada are continuing to advocate for the timely passage of Bill C-100. It is the bill to ratify the new North American free trade agreement also known as the Canadian-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).
While the House of Commons has adjourned for the summer break, MPs could still be recalled in order to advance legislation to ratify Bill C-100, according to the Chair of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC).
Jeff Nielsen - who farms near Olds - says Bill C-100 to ratify the CUSMA agreement is key to establishing certainty and growth in the North American market for Canada's grain farmers.
Unfortunately, he says right now it is all up to the United States.
Nielsen adds, the Grain Growers of Canada need tariff-free access for their export commodities as soon as possible.
Nielsen notes that Canadian farmers rely on stable markets to succeed and ratifying the CUSMA agreement as soon as possible will allow them to capitalize on further opportunities for growth with the nation's closest trading partners.
He says the CUSMA agreement would also remove legal barriers that prevent grain grown in the U-S from being treated equally here - a longstanding request from grain farmers on both sides of the border.
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