TRANSPORTATION

Updated: March 13, 2019

About Transportation

The movement of wheat to market is a crucial part of the market process. If we cannot move the world’s best wheat to our global markets, the quality makes no difference.

The Issues

There are many different parts of the process, from trucks moving grain from field to terminal, trains moving it to port, and ships moving it to foreign markets. Along the way are a series of logistics ranging from level crossings, bridges and tunnels, track and port capacity. When one part of the system breaks down, it impacts the entire system.

Our Position

Receiving Royal Assent in May 2018, Bill C-49 brought changes and introduced processes of how all wheat growers could hold the railways accountable for the movement of their grain. The Wheat Growers support this action.

What We Are Doing

Wheat Growers Supports the CN/Kansas City Southern Rail Merger

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to support the proposed merger of the Canadian National and Kansas City Southern Class 1 rail lines. The seamless movement of raw and finished goods throughout North America will benefit the Canadian, US and Mexican economies. Canadian companies that import or export materials or finished goods […]

Cdn. ag group supports merger between CP and KCS

It’s an exciting opportunity for the ag sector, said Daryl Fransoo, chair of Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. He’s also a producer from near Glaslyn, Sask.

Wheat Growers Support Rail Merger

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are supporting the merger of the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Class 1 rail lines. In a news release, the organization says providing rail coverage from coast to coast in Canada, the US and Mexico will benefit the seamless movement of raw resources and finished goods throughout North America.

Wheat Growers Supports the CP/Kansas City Southern Rail Merger

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to support the merger of the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Class 1 rail lines. Providing rail coverage from coast to coast in Canada, the US and Mexico will benefit the seamless movement of raw resources and finished goods throughout North America. “The CP/KCS rail […]

Wheat Growers Pleased With Railway Movement In January

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is congratulating CN and CP on January’s record volume of grain and grain product movement. Chair Daryl Fransoo says our international customers depend upon reliable grain delivery to move our products from the local terminal to port, which is done almost exclusively by rail.

Wheat Growers fear cold weather will hamper grain exports

Western Canadian Wheat Growers applaud the railways for record January grain shipments but worry about the impact from the current frigid weather. Wheat Growers chair Daryl Fransoo says bitterly cold weather in the past has slowed grain shipments and he fears a repeat this month.

2021 Winter Grain Movement

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers offers congratulations to both CN Rail and CP for the record volume of grain and grain products moved in January 2021. “Our international customers depend upon reliable grain delivery to move our products from the local terminal to port, almost exclusively by rail. Winter months have been a […]

GX on Agriculture – December 7, 2020

Director Clayton Kotylak talks about Warriors for Wheat and other policy issues important to the Wheat Growers.

Wheat Growers Voice Concerns With Federal Government

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) was not pleased with what was presented in the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement 2020. The group says that agriculture and specifically grain farmers were expecting to be at least acknowledged as leading the economic recovery from COVID-19.

Grain farming is the forgotten sector

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association remains dedicated to the values of free trade, open markets, and the entrepreneurial spirit that opened up the Canadian prairie decades ago. Unfortunately, our federal government has forgotten the important role that agriculture plays in our food security.

Wheat growers upset with feds

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

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Speak Out on the Federal Government

CALGARY, AB: Today the Western Canadian Wheat Growers released an open op-ed entitled: Grain Farmers – The Federal Government’s Forgotten Sector. The op-ed speaks to the challenges that grain farmers are currently facing, both before and during the COVID-19 crisis. Topics include carbon tax, environment, international trade, business risk management, crop insurance, transportation and broadband. […]

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