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Gunter Jochum

Gunter’s family moved to Canada from Germany in 1980 to provide more opportunity for the second generation in the agriculture industry. Now Gunter operates the family farm (Blue Diamond Farms – a grain and oilseed operation), just west of Winnipeg, with his wife Crystal and their four daughters.

Gunter is keen to engage in activities that strengthen the ag industry as a way to ensure the sustainability of farming for future generations. Each year Gunter, Crystal and their daughters participate in Open Farm Day which provides the public with the opportunity to visit their farm and learn about agriculture.

Gunter also maintains a strong presence advocating for agriculture on social media and enjoys being active on the Wheat Growers as a voice for Western Canadian farmers.

Committees

Grain Grading, CGC & Grain Act

Tax Changes

Gunter in the Media

Wheat Growers Expressing Frustrations With Federal Government

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) is expressing a number of frustrations with the federal government. President Gunter Jochum says a big concern is the carbon tax.

Wheat growers upset with feds

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association representatives feel the federal government is not helping farmers address important issues

Carbon tax hike during a pandemic a cruel prank by the federal government

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call upon the federal government to eliminate the carbon tax on agriculture by recognizing the carbon storage that we create annually. “It is imperative that we keep our grain farmers competitive globally, especially at a time such as this,” says Gunter Jochum, president of WCWG.

Federal Carbon Tax To Increase Despite Economic Pain

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association also urged the government to delay the planned increase saying now is not the time to be adding to household expenses. “Our focus should be on the health and economic well-being of all Canadians,” said Gunter Jochum, president of the farm advocacy group.

Canada’s carbon tax increasing April 1 despite coronavirus economic crunch

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association had urged the government to delay the planned increase. “Now is not the time to be to be adding to our household expenses,” said Gunter Jochum, president of the farm advocacy group.

April Fool’s Day Carbon Tax increase is fooling no one

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call upon the federal government to eliminate the carbon tax on agriculture by recognizing the carbon storage that we create annually. “It is imperative that we keep our grain farmers competitive globally, especially at a time such as this,” closed Gunter Jochum, President.

North America farm suppliers race COVID-19 spread for planting season

Farmers are worried about losing access to supplies and to commercial elevators that buy their stored grain, said Gunter Jochum, president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. Companies that run those elevators have emailed farmers telling them to stay in their trucks during deliveries, he said.

Give farmers a carbon tax break after ‘harvest from hell’: Green Party agriculture critic

If the carbon tax is designed to change behaviour and move people toward less carbon-intensive activities, it’s not going to be effective for grain-drying because propane or natural gas are the only two options, said Gunter Jochum, president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers.

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