SARM delegates had a chance to hear from a number of key Liberal Ministers during their Annual Convention this week.

Speaking to the group this week Bernadette Jordan the Minister for Rural Development and International Trade Minister Jim Carr.

The Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Saskatchewan Liberal MP Ralph Goodale was also in attendance.

Goodale took some heat over the carbon tax and the situation with China.

He says Ottawa is as frustrated as farmers are over China’s decision to stop taking canola imports from Richardson International.

China had initially cited concerns over prohibited pests in shipments from Richardson but have not officially released information to support the claim.

SARM President Ray Orb says this should be a priority for International Trade Minister Jim Carr.

Carr has said that Canada wants to solve the matter but it needs China to provide scientific evidence to back up the claims.

The Federal Government has been pushing for more information from Chinese officials in Beijing and the Canadian Embassy in Ottawa.

Richardson's says after much testing they believe that the pests were not present in the shipments, which was also confirmed by Canadian regulators.

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