January 09, 2014 17:54 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 9, 2014) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today expressed the Government's support for the Canola Council of Canada's new strategy to expand production and grow markets. Earlier today, the Council announced its goal to increase canola production in Canada to meet 26 million metric tonnes of global demand and boost yield to an average of 52 bushels/acre, by 2025.
The Minister pointed to the Government's consistent support to the sector through various programs focussed on developing new markets, improving agronomic information and bolstering canola's health claims through research and innovation. The Government's focus remains providing industry with the tools they need to build a profitable farm gate.
"Our Government is proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the canola sector in its pursuit of higher productivity and market growth. The outlook for Canadian canola remains bright, and our Government commends the Canola Council of Canada for its vision that will grow demand for canola and boost the Canadian economy."
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Jeff EnglishPress SecretaryOffice of the Honourable Gerry Ritz613-773-1059Media RelationsAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada613-773-79721-866-345-7972Follow us on Twitter: @AAFC_Canada
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