From a news release
The federal government is investing up to $6.2 million to help the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) expand the market for Canadian wheat through technical support, market research, employee exchanges and customized training for customers and commercial partners in over 50 countries.
Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced the funding on March 13 in Winnipeg. This project, funded through the AgriMarketing Program, under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, will enable Cigi to strengthen relations with buyers and prevent future market access issues while expanding existing markets and developing new opportunities around the world.
The announcement was part of Bibeau’s first agricultural tour. She met with farmers, processors and industry leaders. The minister also took part in local agricultural events, to highlight strategic federal agricultural investments and programs and how they will help to build an even stronger and more innovative sector for Canada.
The tour began on March 11 in Vernon, British Columbia and concluded in Winnipeg, with stops in Kelowna and Calgary.