Mr. Innes, you talked about the TPP and the importance of ratifying that. I agree with you. We've been saying that, and I think most of the committee members here are just actually waiting for it to come into the House so we can put it through this committee. In fact, as an update for you, I think we do have some free meeting time available in June, so hopefully if we see it come through the House anytime soon, we'll have time in the committee to put it through. We're actually going to do a pre-study on the changes in TPP so we can focus on that.
We've already studied the original agreement fairly extensively. We just want to know what's different. The committee will be excited to get on to that once we finish some of the studies here and see that our House leaders actually get it into the House and through. Hopefully that will be done sooner rather than later.
I'm really glad to hear you talk about no-till and minimum till. To put it in perspective, my colleagues, if you'd gone out to the farms in Saskatchewan in the 1980s, if you had a dry season, you wouldn't have a crop. It would blow away. We can remember scenes of the dirty thirties, things blowing and blowing, and dust everywhere.
Now, if you can get four or five inches of rain, you have a crop; and if you get 10 inches of rain, you have a bumper crop. That's showing up in our canola yields for sure. That's why we need market access, because they are taking care of the land, sequestering carbon, and doing a way better job than our parents and grandparents did, just because they have better technology to do it with.
If you could take that technology, such as MacDon and Case New Holland produce, and ship it to Argentina and Brazil, they can do the same thing, then, too. It actually does create a better global footprint from carbon sequestration.
The canola sector has a very ambitious game plan to not just increase acres, but increase volumes, but there are some challenges. We heard some challenges here in previous testimony about getting product to market. Maybe you could just talk about some of the challenges that you think we still need to overcome domestically before we start really going after things such as Mercosur.