There was good news out of Ottawa Thursday for Canadian farmers on a couple of fronts.

It was announced that Canadian canola will continue to be exported to China under the current level of dockage, while additional disease research is conducted.

Canada is the world's largest canola exporter with over 40 per cent exported to China.

The deal is good until the year 2020.

China's premier met Thursday in Ottawa with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, where it was also announced that China will begin to allow bone-in Canadian beef from cattle under 30 months (UTM) of age effective Thursday.

Canadian Cattlemen's Association President Dan Darling called the news a significant result for the Canadian beef sector.

China closed its borders to Canadian beef in May 2003 when Canada discovered its first domestic case of BSE.

Back in 2010, China said it would fully re-open to Canadian beef in stages.

The addition of bone-in UTM access is expected to add an additional $10 million per year in exports to China in the short term while the Canadian beef cattle herd remains contracted.

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