Sask. ag exports hit new record

Saskatchewan agricultural exports set another record in 2015 with total sales of $15.1 billion.

That is the fifth consecutive record year and surpasses the target of $15 billion by 2020 set out in the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth.

It is also eight percent higher than 2014.

The top three destinations of 145 countries that bought Saskatchewan products were the United States, China and India. Sales of at least $200 million were made to 15 countries.

Agriculture minister Lyle Stewart said the sector is the foundation of the province and remains an economic driver.

“We were confident the industry would meet our Growth Plan target by 2020, but our farmers, ranchers and agri-businesses have once again exceeded our expectations and reached the target five years ahead of schedule,” he said.

Contact karen.briere@producer.com

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