Restricting U.S. wheat imports while Canada enjoys unrestricted access to the United States was a major topic of conversation at a recent farm conference.  |  File photo

Easing U.S wheat’s entry into Canada called priority

Fixing the blockage of American grain into the Canadian grain elevator system might be the kind of thing that helps save the North American Free Trade Agreement, says a Canadian trade analyst. However, failing to resolve it could help push NAFTA talks over the edge, worries a southern Manitoba farmer. “I’m actually not worried about […] Read more

U.S. wheat groups say Canada’s grading system is a trade irritant and is hindering U.S. exports.  |  File photo

Relaxed rules on U.S. wheat imports possible

Canadian farmers have nothing to fear if Canada gives the United States wheat access to its grading system, say industry executives. However, not everyone agrees with that sentiment. U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers have lobbied for years for fair treatment of American wheat. Right now any U.S. wheat that crosses […] Read more