Dreeshen delivered the statement Monday afternoon, saying the federal government can do more to help the agriculture industry succeed in the coming months.
“Beyond the cold and unpredictable moisture that we always face, we are also dealing with other issues that government can control,” said Dreeshen.
“Our diminished competitiveness in world markets due to disjointed trade strategies, a carbon tax on agricultural producers where the costs can’t be passed onto consumers, and a non-existent strategy to ensure that our environmentally conscious farms have the tools necessary to feed humanity lies at the feet of our government.”
He called on the government to take immediate action on several fronts.
“Our agricultural producers need resolutions of non-tariff trade barriers, an energy exemption for drying grain, and acknowledgement of their environmental stewardship to the rest of the world,” he said.: