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. We are pleased that Bill C-49 received Royal Assent and brought changes and introduced processes of how all wheat growers could hold the railways accountable for the movement of their grain. We are supportive of USMCA and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Seed Value Creation Carbon Tax Grain Act Modernization Transportation Become a Member Upcoming Events What's New May 31, 2019 Carbon Pricing Rebates Return a Portion to Farmers CALGARY, AB: Yesterday’s Federal Government announcement of the Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) is simply a way to bribe farmers with their own money. CAIF will be available… Read More May 21, 2019 Wheat Growers Support the Removal of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs; Now We Must Approve the USMCA CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased that the Canadian and American governments have reached an agreement to remove the tariffs on steel and aluminum. “These… Read More May 3, 2019 Wheat Growers Oppose Carbon Tax Ruling CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is disappointed by today’s ruling that the federal government may impose a carbon tax onto the provinces. “Today’s ruling denies the… Read More June 6, 2019 Canadian wheat sales to China hit 14-year high despite dispute, displacing U.S. shipments Read More May 31, 2019 GX on Agriculture Podcast: Director Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel on Fed’s Climate Action Incentive Fund Read More May 30, 2019 ‘An absolutely brutal year’: Alberta farm incomes plummet 70 per cent in 2018 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!