Blueberry grower Gurprit Singh Brar at his farm near Langley, B.C. | Sarbmeet Singh photo

U.S. investigates blueberry imports from Canada

SURREY, B.C. — Gurprit Singh Brar is fighting to hold onto his farm’s vital blueberry markets in the United States after the U.S. International Trade Commission announced an investigation into Canadian blueberry imports. The Vancouver-area farmer said he welcomes the support offered by the British Columbia government to assist farmers in fending off the trade […] Read more

Canada’s consul general Jamshed Merchant says his agricultural background helps him deal with farm-based or large-scale ag issues and cross-border trade problems.  |  Ed White photo

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Canada’s consul general | Former soil conservation specialist now deals with trade issues

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Jamshed Merchant might work in a glass and steel tower in the downtown core of a great American city, but he isn’t afraid to get down and dirty with farmers’ issues. It’s something he’s been doing both literally and metaphorically for decades on both sides of the border. Merchant is Canada’s consul general […] Read more