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Ag Pleased Ritz Retains Job
Elaine Shein Associate Managing Editor
Mon Jul 15, 2013 07:58 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Canadian agricultural leaders were quick Monday to congratulate and say how pleased they were that Gerry Ritz remains minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Ed Fast continues to hold on as minister of International Trade.

This followed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper using Twitter earlier in the day to announce his biggest cabinet shuffle in seven years. While Ritz and Fast remained in their positions, eight new ministers were appointed by Harper.

Agricultural organizations reminded ministers that there is still a lot to do midway through the Conservative party's third elected term. Farmers are looking for direction ...

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