Your Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association We are a farm advocacy organization dedicated to developing ag policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming and the agricultural industry. As a not-for-profit association, each member of your Board of Directors is a committed and passionate wheat farmer, giving their time and energy to advocate on behalf of you and your business. Today, the Wheat Growers’ position on policies are: We believe a federal carbon tax will hurt farmers and that the coalition opposing the federal carbon tax is the right and necessary step. We want investments in Canada so the latest ag seed technology can help farmers compete in an increasingly competitive global market. We support a full review of the Grain Act and Grain Commission, from how it’s structured, to the services it offers, and how they’re provided. We are adamant that the current surplus be returned to farmers via reduced fees, and the surplus should not be used for anything else until a full review is complete. Carbon Tax Net-Negative Agriculture Grain Act Modernization Fertilizer Reduction Seed Value Creation Trade Issues Shaping the Direction of Ag Policy, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Advocating Through Thick and Thin for the Last 50 Years. We Are Farmers. We Know Agriculture. We Know What Works Best for Farmers Because We Are Farmers. We Provide an Optimistic and Educated Perspective. What's New March 22, 2022 Congratulations to CP Rail and TCRC CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers offer congratulations to both CP Rail and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference for reaching an agreement to enter into binding arbitration… Read More March 21, 2022 Rail Strike Hurts Everyone – Immediate Back To Work Legislation Required CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers hold the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference accountable for the CP Rail strike that will disrupt the movement of goods all across… Read More March 17, 2022 CP Rail Stoppage Hurts Everyone CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are disappointed that CP Rail and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have not been able to reach an agreement to ensure… Read More June 6, 2022 Manitoba farmer says advance buying of inputs has helped, a bit, as costs soar Gunter Jochum, president at Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, joins BNN Bloomberg and says higher crop prices are welcome but farmers are dealing with soaring expenses and either… Read More April 25, 2022 “Totally unfair” – Wheat farmers blast Trudeau government over carbon tax “Absolutely we are unfairly targeted because we as a primary producer have no way of dealing with the carbon tax,” said Gunter Jochum. “It is a pure cost… Read More April 23, 2022 Trudeau government targets grain growers as worst emissions offenders “I would like to know where they got their facts from,” said Gunter Jochum. “I believe those facts were entirely made up because in Canada we don’t even… Read More Premier Scott Moe thanks the Wheat Growers’ members for their advocacy, policy efforts and for being the “voice of reason and common sense”. Our Sponsors Thank you to our generous sponsors who provide support in many ways so we can continue to advocate on your behalf!