Food miles: what does it mean for farmers?

The use of the term food miles is growing in popular media, but what does it mean for Canadian farmers?

Most western Canadian food is exported, in some years as much as 80 percent.

Saskatchewan’s high volume of production is the most dependent on the export market but also the least reliant on the U.S. market, which means a greater percentage of the harvest goes off-shore compared to the rest of the country.