Gina Teel, Calgary HeraldPublished: Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Strahl, also minister of the Canadian Wheat Board, said it's in the best interest of the industry to concentrate on the immediate issues facing the grains and oilseeds sector.
This includes focusing on the World Trade Organization agricultural negotiations in Geneva in April, which will deal with export subsidies and domestic subsidies.
"I've just decided for this spring, and certainly until the WTO negotiations are behind us, that's my priority and that's what I'm working on, and so the Canadian Wheat Board changes are on the back burner," Strahl told reporters.
The WTO has not resolved the farm subsidies issue.
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