Canadian Pulses And Special Crops Get Export Boost

The Canadian Special Crops Association is getting some money from Ottawa to help increase export sales of special crops.

The CSCA will use the more than 230 thousand dollars to promote Canadian pulses and special crop son trade missions at international trade shows.

The Association will also administer a couple of projects designed to help increase global demand for mustard and sunflower seeds.

Those projects will be looking at improving variety options and highliting the health and nutritional properties of those crops.

The Canadian Special Crops Association represents over 85 per cent of the pulse and special crops produced in Canada.

The Canadian pulse and special crop industry had an export value of more than 3 billion dollars last year.