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Funding provided for Canadian red meat exporters

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More than $400,000 will be directed to the Canadian Meat Council (CMC) to grow the country’s exports of red meat.

Posted on May 16 ,10:17

Funding provided for Canadian red meat exporters

The Canadian government announced a financial package to help red meat exporters to diversify their markets and to increase the volume of products exported. A package of C$543,271 (US $420,000) will be directed from the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food to the Canadian Meat Council (CMC) to grow the country’s exports of red meat.
"Canada’s red meat industry is a strong driver of our nation’s economy. This investment will help the industry diversify its exports and develop markets by building new trade relationships. Our producers and processors are at the heart of the vitality of our rural communities, and we will continue to support them,” declared Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canadian minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
CMC will collaborate with the Canadian Pork Council (CPC) and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) on activities such as trade missions, engaging with in-market intelligence specialists, and arranging inspection visits by international officials to demonstrate compliance with food safety standards for export, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food. In 2021, Canada’s red meat exports were valued at more than C$9.4 billion (US $7.27 billion).

“CMC, along with Canadian Pork Council and Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, is grateful for the support given to our industry through the AgriMarketing program. This funding allows us to do valuable advocacy by reaching out to our counterparts and build allies to help influence decision-making in these markets. We are thankful that the government recognizes the importance of foreign markets for the meat industry as the demand keeps growing for our high-quality Canadian meat around the world,” said Chris White, president and chief executive officer of CMC.

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