Gerry Ritz

Podium

Gerry Ritz

Gerry Ritz (federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) presents a speech at the 2008 Agriculture Forum, an annual forum highlighting Canadian agriculture issues, Yorkton, Sask., April 11, 2008.

Mr. Ritz discusses the railway service review, AgriStability, the crisis facing cattle and pork producers, as well as the government’s commitment to allowing farmers to market their own barley.

After speaking, Mr. Ritz answers questions from audience members.