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Senate Statement – Alberta’s Agriculture Industry

I recently spoke to the Senate about the importance of Alberta’s agriculture industry, not only to Alberta’s economy, but to Canada and the world. This past summer, I learned all about the research and innovation being done in Alberta to improve farming techniques, conserve energy and resources, and increase business development. Alberta is the homeland of a number of agriculture firsts, and the agri-food processing sector and farm and livestock sectors generate tens of billions of dollars in sales every year.

As former Senator Buth once said, “Once in a lifetime you need a minister, a lawyer, or a doctor. But you need a farmer or a rancher every day.”

You can listen to my entire statement below.

 

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