Minister Ritz to Celebrate Marketing Freedom Anniversary with Western Canadian Wheat and Barley Growers

Ottawa, Ontario, July 31, 2013 - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills, will be joined by Western farmers and members of the grain value chain near Pense, Saskatchewan, on Thursday, August 1, to celebrate the first anniversary of marketing freedom. There will be a teleconference line available for media.

EVENT:
Speech and announcement

DATE:
Thursday, August 1

TIME:
10:00 a.m. (local time)

LOCATION:
Jim and Jan Wood Farm
Pense, SK

DIRECTIONS:
From the intersection of Lewvan Drive and Highway #1, drive west for 19 km. Turn south onto grid road and drive for 4.2 km. The farm is on the west side of the road.

CALL IN DETAILS FOR THE NEWS CONFERENCE:
Media representatives who wish to attend the news conference by phone are asked to please confirm with AAFC Media Relations at 1-866-345-7972 or mediar@agr.gc.ca by August 1 at 9:00 a.m. (EST). Dial-in numbers and passcode will be sent by email to registered participants.

For more information:

Media Relations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
613-773-7972
1-866-345-7972

Jan Cote
Senior Regional Communications Advisor
AAFC Saskatchewan
Office: 306-523-6542
Cell: 306-529-7181