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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 ‘Stunned’ By Dairy Compensation

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) says it was stunned to see the federal government deliver another $1.75 Billion dollars to the supply management sector.

The Sprout: Grain farmers beef with dairy payout

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) called the move “shameful” and an act of “simply electioneering” by the government, which will pay out $345 million directly to dairy producers in proportion to their quota, in the first year of the plan.

Farm group pegs ag losses at $3.7 billion as trade disputes with China, India, Italy and others add up

The unprecedented number of diplomatic disputes and non-tariff trade barriers affecting the export of Canadian agricultural products is now at “crisis” level, a prairie farm group is warning.

Wheat growers push Ottawa for action on trade

In a firmly worded June 17 letter to federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association said Ottawa must do more to protect the economic interests of Canada's cereal grain, pulse and oilseed producers.

Wheat Growers President Gunter Jochum Discusses the Federal Canola Funding Announcement

Listen to the broadcast. https://wheatgrowers.ca/wp-content/uploads/Wheat-Growers-President-Gunter-Jochum-Discusses-the-Federal-Canola-Funding-Announcement.m4a

Seed royalty proposal divides farmers

The wheat growers association wants to wait till the end of the consultation process before stating its preferred choice, but added it supports the continuation of public breeding programs and believes a new royalty collection system would contribute to their sustainability.

RealAg Radio, June 23: Wheat Growers Panel at Agri-Trade

A farmer panel discussion on crop progress, trade, the federal Liberals and more.

Bayer grower insights: improving operations on-farm

Gunter Jochum, Director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers who personally grows soybeans, canola, wheat and oats in St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba says, “Turn to resources for help during the decision-making process. From agronomists to university extensions to local suppliers, learn as much as you can.”

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