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Tuesday, July 23 • 9:15am - 11:30am
Agriculture and Cross-Border Livestock Health: Session I

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Joint session of the Agriculture and Cross Border Livestock Health Working Groups

Co-chairs
Larry Doke, MLA Saskatchewan
Patrick Kole, VP, Idaho Potato Commission
Janice Tranberg, President and CEO, National Cattle Feeders' Association
Dr. Amber Itle, Acting State Veterinarian, WA Department of Agriculture

Agriculture Trade and the USMCA – How is Agriculture impacted?
A global perspective on current issues impacting North American agriculture trade and the path forward.
Carlo Dade, Executive Director, Canada West Foundation  

Regional Perspective on tariffs and Agriculture trade 
How have tariffs or other trade barriers impacted Ag producers and processors? How will USMCA impact the Agriculture sector? How can regulatory cooperation play a positive role in Canada-US trade and what is needed to advance this initiative?

Private Sector Perspective
Ryder Lee, CEO, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association
Rory McAlpine, Senior Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, Maple Leaf Foods
Gordon Stoner, Director US Dry Pea & Lentil Association


Elected Offical Perspective 
Hon. David Marit, SK Minister of Agriculture
MLA Richard Gotfried, Alberta
Rep. Mary Dye, Washington House Rural Development, Agriculture, & Natural Resources Committee
Senator Bert Brackett, Chair of the Idaho Transportation Committee
Rep. Brad Hamlett, Montana Legislature



More details on the Working Group here.

Agriculture Track hosted by Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association

Speakers
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Carlo Dade

Director of the Centre on Trade and Investment Policy, Canada West Foundation
Carlo Dade is Director of the Centre on Trade and Investment Policy at the Canada West Foundation (CWF) a think tank focused on increasing growth and profitability in western Canada's export economy. He is concurrently a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International... Read More →
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Rep. Mary Dye

Representative, Washington State Legislature
Mary Dye has lived in the 9th District most of her life, where she operates a 3,000-acre wheat farm with her husband, Roger. They also tend to 3,000 sheep on the farm. The Dyes pride themselves on creativity and innovation in agronomic practices and advancing new technologies that... Read More →
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Dr Amber Itle

Asst. State Veterinarian; Cross Border Livestock Health Working Group Co-chair, WA Department of Agriculture
Amber Itle grew up on her family's fourth generation producer-handler dairy farm in Pennsylvania. Dr. Itle earned her VMD from UPENN in 2003 and a MS in Animal Welfare from the University of British Columbia in 2014. She joined a large and food animal practice for a decade prior to... Read More →
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Larry Doke

MLA; Agriculture Working Group Co-chair, Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
Larry was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election and was re-elected in April 2016.  He has previously served Saskatchewan as a Member of the Treasury and Investment Board; Member of Economy Standing Committee and Vice Chair of Economy Caucus... Read More →
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Janice Tranberg

President and CEO; Cross-border Livestock Health Working Group Co-chair, National Cattle Feeders' Association
Janice Tranberg most recently served as an assistant deputy minister for the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and wasresponsible for three branches: Crops and Irrigation, Agriculture Research, and Regional Services. Prior to this, she served as the vice president (western Canada... Read More →
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Patrick Kole

Vice President ; Agriculture Working Group Co-chair, Idaho Potato Commission
Patrick Kole is the Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs for the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC). Mr. Kole has practiced law for the past thirty-nine years. He has specialized for the last twenty-four with IPC, where he focused, in part, on market access issues, including developing... Read More →
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Ryder Lee

CEO, Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association
In 2015 Ryder Lee moved from Ottawa to Regina to take on the role of CEO of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association. The Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association works to develop and promote the success of all production sectors of the Saskatchewan beef cattle industry.After over... Read More →
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Rory McAlpine

Sr. Vice Pres., Gov & Industry Relations - AHC WG Chair, Maple Leaf Foods
Rory McAlpine is Senior Vice President, Government and Industry Relations with Maple Leaf Foods. In this role, Mr. McAlpine has overall responsibility for working with government and industry partners on matters of public policy, programs, regulatory affairs and trade.Mr. McAlpine... Read More →
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Gordon Stoner

President, National Association of Wheat Growers
Gordon Stoner manages a fourth-generation farm near Outlook, Mont., in the northeastern part of the state. Stoner Farms is a 100 percent no-till, continuous cropping operation raising 12,000 acres of durum, peas, corn, oil seeds and lentils along with a commercial cow/calf operation... Read More →
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David Moss

General Manager, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
David oversees the CCA’s general operations including budget and staffing. In the cattle industry his entire life, David’s background includes practical hands-on experience gained in part from running the family feedlot, and custom silage and farming operation, and strategic agribusiness... Read More →
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Sen. Bert Brackett

Chair of the Idaho Transportation Committee, Idaho State Legislature
Born October 17, 1944, in Twin Falls, Idaho; 1962 graduate of Hagerman High School; B.S. in agriculture, University of Idaho; 116th Armored Cavalry, Idaho National Guard; rancher; President Idaho Cattle Association; Chairman Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission; 1996 Cattleman of the... Read More →
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Richard Gotfried

MLA, Alberta
Richard Gotfried was re-elected April 16, 2019, to his second term at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Calgary-Fish Creek.Mr. Gotfried currently serves as the chair of the Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund and the deputy... Read More →



Tuesday July 23, 2019 9:15am - 11:30am
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