is very pleased with the agriculture growth strategy outlined in a report released this week by the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth.
The second report of the Council chaired by McKinsey managing partner Dominic Barton emphasizes the need to unleash the growth potential of Canada’s agriculture and food sector. Specifically, the study recommends that the federal government “take a targeting approach to removing growth obstacles” and “galvanize” the sector around a growth strategy agenda.
“The report is a very refreshing, well-thought out blue-print for growing Canada’s agri-food sector,” says Soy Canada executive director Jim Everson. “We support the cooperative federal, provincial, and private sector partnership outlined in this visionary report.”
The Canadian soybean sector is in its ninth year of consecutive
growth – almost doubling production over the last decade. Soy Canada welcomes active involvement with the federal government and other industry partners to advance the recommendations outlined in the report and tap into the growth potential for the soybean sector. The full report of the Council and chapter related to the agriculture sector’s growth potential can be found online at