Unimpeded access to key markets means increased market certainty for Saskatchewan pulse growers.

SPG’s strategic plan keeps a focus on creating a competitive advantage in current and new markets.

As growers continue to supply food to global markets, export markets must be maintained and expanded while also upholding Canada’s reputation as a reliable supplier. With recent advancements in pulse crop production, your larger crops require increased market access.

With proactive advocacy and fast reactions to unexpected issues, Pulse Canada works on growers’ behalf to resolve issues quickly to maintain markets and maximum profit for growers.

On growers’ behalf, in partnership with other provincial pulse grower groups, Pulse Canada, and Soy Canada, work to address non-tariff trade barriers, free trade agreements, and crop protection.

Non-Tariff Trade Barriers

Trade issues can prevent you from making the most of your crops. The Canadian pulse industry may face non-tarrif trade barriers that restrict access for Canadian pulses to export markets. Behind the scenes, Pulse Canada works actively with the entire pulse industry – and the Canadian government – to resolve non-tariff issues, including:

Free Trade Agreements

Canadian bilateral and regional trade agreements are central to increased market access, and Pulse Canada advocates for the entire industry at a national level, working closely with the Government of Canada.

Crop Protection

Improving access to technology and crop protection is essential while maintaining access to markets.

Pulse Canada’s work ensures that:

Growers’ Role in Crop Protection

Growers processes and actions keep the doors open to international markets. When applying crop protection products, please take the appropriate risk mitigation steps. Always follow the product label, to ensure product residue remains below maximum residue limits (MRLs) set by regulatory agencies in export markets.

Maximum Residue Limits

The Canadian pulse industry is a member of the Keep it Clean! program, along with other agriculture sectors. The program provides growers with up-to-date MRL information that allows for Canada to maintain its international reputation as a high-quality agriculture supplier.

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