SASKATCHEWAN — In spite of a challenging economy, Saskatchewan’s agri-food exports have surpassed Ontario for the first time, according to canadianmanufacturing.com.
According to the report, 2011 figures show Saskatchewan exceeded $10 billion in agri-food exports, making it the top agri-food exporting province in Canada.
The province’s top exported agri-food products included canola, canola oil and non-durum wheat.
The online story says canola continues to impact Saskatchewan’s economy with canola seed out-performing non-durum wheat as the top agriculture export commodity. In the last five years, canola seed exports have increased by 250 per cent from $856 million in 2007 to more than $2.1 billion in 2011.
For the agri-food story, visit canadianmanufacturing.com.