Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) held its spring advisory council meeting Tuesday at the Prairie Fusion Centre in Portage la Prairie.

Producers from several KAP districts were there with questions. KAP President Bill Campbell spoke about the canola situation with China, which he calls a big issue.

"Because we don't have the certainty when we're entering into seeding," he says, "And we probably have four weeks to go before we will be putting the seeds in the ground. And we have to fulfill all our expenses for good agronomic practices. Then, we have to market the crop, and we don't have that certainty that there will be that customer at the end."

Campbell wants a delegation of ag leaders to go to China.

"They have experience dealing with these countries," he says, "And dealing with the phytosanitary issues that we have, and the parameters. I think producers, or producer groups, need to be involved, so that we can have a one-on-one conversation."

About 40% of the Manitoba canola crop is exported to China.

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