Saturday, July 12, 2008

'Growing Forward' farm program moving forward

REGINA -- Agriculture ministers signed off Friday on a new framework for farm programs dubbed "Growing Forward," but the federal government still has to hammer out details with each province.

"Over the coming weeks we'll be working with each of my provincial colleagues to build bilateral agreements based on Growing Forward," said federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, the MP for Battlefords-Lloydminster.

Ritz pledged that the agreements with provinces will allow for more flexibility to better suit local needs.

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