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Daryl Fransoo

Daryl farms with his father near Glaslyn, Saskatchewan. He produces spring and soft white wheat, malt barley, canola, multiple varieties of peas and lentils, and oats.

Daryl’s family also owned and operated a pulse processing and exporting business in Saskatchewan.

As a young grower, Daryl has a passion to continue growing the family farm, and enjoys researching better ways to manage the agronomy, financials, and marketing decisions of the farm.

Daryl played three seasons in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, with both the Weyburn Red Wings and the Flin Flon Bombers.

Other Committees

Grain Growers of Canada: WCWGA Representative

Do More Ag Mental Health Foundation: Director

Daryl in the Media

‘The timing couldn’t be worse’: Farming community reacts to carbon tax increase

“With crop inputs doubling in price and then with a huge exporting nation of food like Ukraine being invaded currently, there is a legit chance that we could have a global food shortage,” Fransoo said. “The carbon tax just takes away our ability to grow more and feed more people.”

CP Rail arbitration with Teamsters union a ‘sigh of relief’ for Sask. farm, mining groups

Daryl Fransoo, who farms near Glaslyn, Sask., said he’s relieved the dispute has ended between rail workers and the company, given the economy has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine involves two countries that supply 30 per cent of the world’s wheat.

Agriculture Industry continues to warn about high cost for CP Rail work stoppage

Meantime, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Chair Daryl Fransoo says they hold the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference accountable for the work stoppage. “At a time when the Canadian economy has been reeling from supply chain problems, COVID-19, the highest inflation in over a decade, and now the invasion of Ukraine, this lockout falls on the […]

Back-to-work legislation demanded as CP trains stop

“Many farmers across the Prairies are expecting the shipment of seed, fertilizer and other inputs in the coming weeks in order to start seeding” said Daryl Fransoo, a Saskatchewan farmer and chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers.

CP Rail work stoppage begins after labour dispute, threatening supply chains

CP Rail trains have ground to a halt across the country after thousands of workers began a long-anticipated work stoppage early Sunday morning.

Canadian Pacific and union still far apart on agreement, says Teamsters Canada

The last major railway labor disruption was an eight-day Canadian National Railway Co strike in 2019. But in the past 12 years, there have been 12 stoppages due to poor weather, blockades or labor issues, according to the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association.

Western Canadian Wheat Growers disappointed with CP Rail situation

“It is inconceivable that grain farmers would be facing a CP rail stoppage at this time. After a historic poor crop last year, devastating floods in BC, unseasonable winter conditions and now a war in Ukraine, grain farmers question whether the rail parties understand the impact of a stoppage at this time,” said Daryl Fransoo, […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers express concern about potential rail stoppage

“It is inconceivable that grain farmers would be facing a CP rail stoppage at this time,” said Daryl Fransoo, the group’s Saskatchewan director.

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