Dauphin, Canada

Getting Parkland grain to market is part of the reason the president of the Keystone Ag Producers traveled to Ottawa this week.

 Dan Mazier spoke in front of the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications.

In his presentation, Mazier spoke about how vital the rail system is to the ag economy.

 “Part of the problem with this rail service is the railway companies are controlling the Canadian economy. It’s eliminating the growth potential; we could be making the most of the second biggest crop in Canadian history. They are eliminating the opportunity to market it.”

Mazier urges Parkland producers to get in contact with agriculture ministers, Liberal members of Parliament to voice their concerns about this issue.