Stay the Course Saskatchewan Budget

Calgary, AB — (April 11, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association supports the proposed 2018/19 Saskatchewan budget. “No new taxes is good for everyone in the province. Having a plan to return to a surplus budget in two years is good for Saskatchewan” stated Daryl Fransoo, Director. “I am particularly pleased to see the addition of over $11 M allocated…

Wheat Growers Pleased that Senate Passes C-49

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased that the Senate has finally passed Bill C-49.  “This bill has taken far too long to pass, but I am pleased that the Senate has adopted our amendments and completed this process.  The disruption in the movement of our grain hurts farmers, our export markets and reflects poorly on Canadian agriculture,” stated Daryl…

Impact of 2018 Manitoba Budget on Producers

Calgary, AB — (March 13, 2018): The 2018 Manitoba provincial budget was released with only one major highlight for Manitoba producers. “The good news coming from this budget is a rise in the small business tax deduction from $450,000 to $500,000 - this will put Manitoba in line with the other Prairie provinces,” stated, William Pallister  Manitoba…

Wheat Growers Applauds Federal Ministers and CN for Seeking Solutions

Calgary, AB — (March 7, 2018):  The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association supports the letter from the Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and the Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food calling for immediate grain transportation solutions. In addition, we acknowledge the decisive steps taken by the CN Rail Board for acknowledging the current problems and…

Grain Farmers Benefit with the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

Calgary, AB (March 7, 2018) – Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased that the CPTPP Agreement will be signed in Chile on March 8, 2018. “The expansion of an international trade market is in grain growers best interest,” stated Levi Wood, President. The CPTPP will open up countries for agricultural trade that previously Canada had limited access to. Specifically this…