Author: AM 1250/Mix 96 News
The country's agriculture ministers are in St. John's, Newfoundland this week.
Agriculture Minister Rosann Wowchuk is pleased deliberations on the next generation of the Agricultural Policy Framework will begin.  She stresses several key areas should be incorporated into a new agreement including profitability as an overarching theme.  She adds value chain development that encourages commercialization opportunities should be included.  Most important to Wowchuk is the establishment of an infrastructure fund focused on areas such as water supply, waste water treatment, and transportation infrastructure to support value added processing businessnes.  The Ministers meeting wraps up Tuesday.