On November 10th at the SARM Midterm Convention in Regina, Federal Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Gerry Ritz confirmed that SARM would have a seat on the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) that was announced on November 7th. SARM President David Marit will be participating.
This working group will be tasked with examining the crop logistics system and making recommendations to improve it for farmers, the handling industry and customers. It will focus on issues such as the Rail Freight Service Review, changes to wheat and barley marketing and other barriers that arise along the producer to consumer supply chain.
The CLWG consists of those representing producers, commodity groups, elevators, shippers, inspection authorities, ports and marketing agencies.
“SARM is pleased to be a part of this working group and thanks Minister Ritz for the opportunity to participate,” says President Marit. “It will give us an opportunity to provide valid input regarding inefficiencies in the crop supply chain that our members are experiencing. Time is money in the agriculture sector. Improving the crop supply chain will result in timelier producer to consumer deliveries.”
Marit says, “SARM is looking forward to participating and we hope that the recommendations stemming from this group will help address inefficiencies that will improve the overall competitiveness of Canada’s agriculture sector.”
For more information contact:
David Marit Dale Harvey
President Executive Director
(306) 476-7754 (306) 535-7343
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