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Levi Wood

Levi is from Pense, Saskatchewan. With his family, they run a fifth generation farm, as well as operate aerial spraying and crop inputs businesses. He returned to farming in 2007 after previously working as a foreign exchange trader.

Levi has a commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, completed in 2005. He also holds an MBA from UBC, which included a specialization in International Business at a Hong Kong University.

His grandfather, John Wood, was one of the founding members of the Palliser Wheat Growers, forerunner to the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. Levi is committed to the aims of the Wheat Growers and looks forward to the continued opportunities in agriculture in Western Canada.

Levi was President of the Wheat Growers for six years, starting from March 2013, and serves as the Wheat Growers representative on the Canada Grains Council.

Committees

Grain Grading, CGC & Grain Act

Levi in the Media

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.

More groups weigh in on seed royalty proposal

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association says it’s in favour of paying royalties on farm-saved seed if it means better seed products for prairie farmers. “As farmers, we don’t feel the status quo is good enough…,” said WCWGA president Levi Wood.

Grain Commission Surplus Spending Not Sitting Well With Some Farm Groups

“This surplus is built on the backs of hard working farmers, money that should be in their pockets, not CGC coffers," said Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) President Levi Wood.

Farm groups asking Ottawa to intervene in looming rail strike

“…our markets are questioning whether or not we can meet the buyer demands. Our federal government needs to step up and assure our buyers that we can meet the global needs,” added Daryl Fransoo, farmer at Meota, Saskatchewan.  

Wheat Growers Welcome Senate Passing Bill C-49

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased that the Senate has finally passed Bill C-49 with its adopted amendments.

Agriculture an also-ran in federal budget

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association offered a blunter reaction. President Levi Wood said the WCWGA “was appalled that the 2018 federal budget contained nothing for agriculture.

Farmers overcharged nearly $100 million in CGC user fees

The Canadian Grain Commission has built up a surplus of nearly $100 million since 2013-14 through excess user fees collected from Canadian grain farmers. That surplus has prompted the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association to call for surplus fees to be immediately returned to grain farmers.

Wheat Growers Support Decision To End Minimum Shipping Volumes

WCWGA President Levi Wood says the order was necessary to reduce the grain shipping backlog; however it is now time to see a return to a system where the marketplace determines grain shipping patterns rather than a government decree.

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