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November 03, 2011 08:43 ET

SAVE THE DATE/INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: BMO and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture Examine Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Farmers

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 2011) - With growing global demand for safe, quality, and reliable sources of food showing no signs of slowing, Canada - the world's fourth largest agriculture exporter - is well positioned for growth. The agriculture sector overall accounts for one in eight jobs in Canada and contributes to eight per cent of the country's total Gross Domestic Product. However, the industry faces some challenges, including how to improve productivity.

The economic outlook for Canadian agriculture, along with the sector's opportunities and challenges, will be featured as experts from BMO and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, representing over 200,000 Canadian farmers and all agriculture industry associations and provincial associations, host a media panel on Friday, November 4th. The panel will include David Rinneard, National Manager, Agriculture, BMO Bank of Montreal; Ron Bonnett, President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture; and Glen Snyder, Agriculture Manager, Saskatchewan, BMO Bank of Montreal.

WHAT:
Media are invited to a panel conference call on November 4th at 11:30 a.m. ET featuring experts who will discuss the following topics:
  • What is the outlook for the Canadian agriculture and agribusiness in 2012?
  • How will the economy and global markets impact Canadian agriculture?
  • What are the prospects for improving agricultural productivity?
  • Is Canadian agriculture well positioned to growth its share of exports into emerging markets?
WHO:
David Rinneard, National Manager, Agriculture, BMO Bank of Montreal
Ron Bonnett, President, Canadian Federation of Agriculture
Glen Snyder, Agriculture Manager, Saskatchewan, BMO Bank of Montreal
WHEN:
Friday November 4, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. ET
WHERE:
Media are invited to participate through conference call: 416-695-7806 or toll-free at 1-888-789-9572
Passcode: 1003333

Please contact us at 416-867-3996 to confirm attendance or if you have any questions.

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