The Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley say they're happy to see the successful conclusion of a new trade deal reached between Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

The United States, Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA) was reached late Sunday night which will replace NAFTA.

The Commissions say together, the U.S. and Mexico accounts for about 15 per cent of Canadian wheat exports.

The U.S. is Canada's largest export market for wheat and the second largest market for barley.

Alberta Wheat Commission Chair, Kevin Bender, says roughly 90 per cent of American wheat imports are grown on Canadian farms.

"Maintaining access through NAFTA gives Canada a continued edge over our competitors, which is very good news."

The Commissions say they look forward to reviewing the full details of the trade deal, including measures to address U.S. concerns over the grading of American wheat in Canada.


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