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 July 19, 2021 Western Canadian Wheat Growers Launch Fertilizer Awareness Campaign CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have launched an awareness campaign focused on the federal government’s proposed 30% reduction in fertilizer emissions. “The Federal Government has stated… Read More July 12, 2021 Delay of C-208 is a Slap in the Face to Family Farms CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were dismayed to learn that the federal Liberal Government and Ministry of Finance have refused to immediately implement C-208. The Bill… Read More 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 July 8, 2021 Roundtable Revises Grain Code of Practice Gunter Jochum, a Manitoba grain farmer who also serves as president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, said he has serious reservations about the need for a voluntary… 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 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!