Wheat and other grains are our passion. We spend our lives caring for soil, water, and crops to deliver the world’s finest products. We even reduce CO2 in the atmosphere.
Canadians can be proud of their farmers for delivering the world’s most nutritious, safe, and healthy grain products for Canadians families. And for being a major part of the Canadian economy.
The Wheat Growers Association exists to be a voice for Canadian farmers at a time when agriculture is increasingly under threat from domestic and global trends aimed at reducing productivity. Imagine wanting to reduce the productivity of Canadian farmers who deliver the best product, with the least environmental impact? It doesn’t make sense for farmers, or Canadian families. The Canadian food supply should matter to everyone, farmers, and consumers alike.
The World Needs Canadian Grain
Wheat is a staple food for 35% of the world’s population, and is Canada’s largest field crop grown. Every year, Canada exports to more than 70 countries, with additional domestic use for food, and feed.
But this food supply is in jeopardy. The federal government has signalled it will require a reduction of nitrous oxide as a part of an emissions reduction strategy. Although that sounds sensible, solutions must be practical, realistic, and not at odds with other government objectives, nor risk food sustainability. Ironically, it has set a target to increase Canadian agriculture exports from $55 billion in 2015 to at least $85 billion by 2025. This 55% increase is not attainable if nitrogen fertilizer use is reduced by 30%. A reduction in fertilizer use is also contrary to the UN goal of eliminating world hunger by 2030.
Ottawa To Blame for Impending Food Shortage Storm
Does your family consume grain products? If so you need to know that storm clouds are on the horizon for grain farming in Canada.
Did You Know Canadian Grain Growers…
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“The industry used to be able to dictate what those research priorities were, and the federal government was kind of…Read More
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