Saskatchewan is playing host to this year's Tri-National Agricultural Accord, a series of meetings between American, Mexican, and Canadian agriculture interests.

After yesterday's welcome reception at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon, the three countries will engage in talks throughout the day with concurrent meetings.

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit says that the event is important to highlight the current and future relationships between countries.

"The accord is an opportunity to strengthen long-standing relationships with the United States and Mexico as we work together on joint priorities like economic growth, trade, and food security in North America."

"This event is an opportunity to discuss agricultural trade issues and to demonstrate that Saskatchewan producers lead in sustainable agricultural practices while setting new records for agri-food production and exports." 

Delegates are set to meet with each other and with industry members in a series of meetings on Tuesday.

Participants will also see Canadian agriculture in action as they visit the Crop Development Centre's Kernen Research Farm to learn about ongoing studies.

On Wednesday countries will have their individual meetings, and sign a communique to signal their cooperation in the future.