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 July 29, 2022 Ten Years of Marketing Freedom CALGARY, AB: On August 1, 2012, Western Canadian grain farmers will celebrate the end of the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly on the sale of wheat and barley and… Read More July 25, 2022 Conservative Party Leadership Candidates Response to Agriculture Policy Issues CALGARY, AB: With the Conservative Party of Canada Leadership selection underway, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers have surveyed the approved candidates regarding their position on seven specific agriculture… Read More July 18, 2022 Federal-Provincial-Territorial AG Minister’s Real Priorities CALGARY, AB: With the FPT Agriculture Minister’s set to meet this week in Saskatchewan, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers urge the discussion to focus on the reality facing… Read More August 18, 2022 More Food or Less Fertilizer? Policy Pain in Canada’s Agriculture Sector Wheat Growers' President Gunter Jochum was a participant in the "More Food or Less Fertilizer?" webinar to discuss Canada’s role in global food security, the fertilizer emissions reduction… Read More August 13, 2022 Wheat growers blast Liberal fertilizer plan In an interview with Western Standard, Stephen Vandervalk said the government should ask Bombardier to reduce its emissions by 30% before asking farmers. Read More August 11, 2022 630 CHED/770 CHQR Radio re: Fertilizer Reduction Wheat Growers AB VP Stephen Vandervalk has a one-on-one conversation with Rob Breakenridge regarding the Federal Government's proposed reduction of fertilizer use 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!