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 Zero 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 June 1, 2021 Removing Supply Management from Trade Agreements Ties our Negotiating Hands CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers strongly condemns Bill C-216 which seeks to remove supply management terms from the negotiation of future trade agreements. “The vast majority… Read More May 21, 2021 Wheat Growers Submission on Novel Foods Regulations CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have made a submission to Health Canada’s proposed new guidance for the Novel Foods Regulation, focused on plant breeding. The Health… Read More April 29, 2021 Wheat Growers Supports the CN/Kansas City Southern Rail Merger CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to support the proposed merger of the Canadian National and Kansas City Southern Class 1 rail lines. The seamless… Read More May 28, 2021 Wheat Growers Makes Submission On Novel Foods Regulations In a news release, the Wheat Growers say the group is supportive of the recommended changes and believe that efforts in this area will help to address some… Read More May 21, 2021 Wheat Growers support enhanced plant breeding The Western Canadian Wheat Growers submission on Novel Food regulations focuses on plant breeding. Health Canada is holding consultations on gene-editing and the need to better understand the… Read More May 19, 2021 Wheat Growers raise concern about Ottawa’s fertilizer proposal The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is raising the alarm about a federal proposal to roll back the use of fertilizer by 30 percent. President Gunter Jochum says… 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!