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 February 15, 2023 Federal Policy, Miscellaneous, News Release On Canadian Agriculture Day, Wheat Growers Demand Some Science from Canada’s Chief Science Advisor by: Shannon Foster January 17, 2023 Federal Policy, Miscellaneous, News Release Wheat Growers React to New Agriculture Canada Priorities – “Agriculture Canada Has Been Ideologically Captured” – President by: Shannon Foster December 13, 2022 Federal Policy, Fertilizer Reduction, Miscellaneous, News Release Wheat Growers Express Concern Over Federal Consultation on “Sustainable Agriculture” – “Regulations Don’t Create Sustainability” by: Shannon Foster February 23, 2023 Federal Policy, In the News Sustainable? Depends on who’s asked Op-ed by Gunter Jochum: I want my farm to be sustainable because I want it to be here for future generations. So I need to look after the… by: Shannon Foster February 16, 2023 Federal Policy, In the News Ag group claims Trudeau hid report showing fertilizer reduction will increase food prices “Documents from Ottawa recently obtained through Freedom of Information back this up,” said WCWG President Gunter Jochum. “Ottawa knows fertilizer reduction in the name of taking action on… by: Shannon Foster February 16, 2023 Federal Policy, In the News Ag group claims Trudeau hid report showing fertilizer reduction will increase food prices The Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) are dumbfounded Canada’s Chief Science Advisor admitted she knew nothing about how Trudeau’s mandated fertilizer reductions would affect food production. During a… by: Shannon Foster Premier Scott Moe thanks the Wheat Growers’ members for their advocacy, policy efforts and for being the “voice of reason and common sense”.