Author: Shannon Foster

Wheat Growers React to New Agriculture Canada Priorities – “Agriculture Canada Has Been Ideologically Captured” – President

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers reacted to news reported in Western Producer that Agriculture Canada has issued new priorities for its research – priorities that do not reflect the needs of the sector or consumers, but instead reflect climate and other goals that could be at odds with agricultural best practices. Agriculture Canada [...]

Farmers skeptical of Trudeau’s new agriculture plan

Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) Saskatchewan Director Daryl Fransoo said the over-regulation of farmers is costing Canadians at the grocery store. “It’s time for Ottawa to step out of the way. Their over regulations of an industry that’s already the epitome of sustainability is only making food more expensive for Canadians in the store shelves,” […]

Agriculture Roundup for Wednesday December 14, 2022

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) are concerned with the federal government’s approach to improving agriculture environmental performance. President Gunter Jochum said the group is worried upcoming consultations will lead to regulations that hurt consumers, decrease production, and amplify already extreme food inflation.

Wheat Growers Express Concern Over Federal Consultation on “Sustainable Agriculture” – “Regulations Don’t Create Sustainability”

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers reacted to the announcement yesterday that the federal government will undertake consultations aimed at providing a “coordinated approach to improving the agriculture sector’s environmental performance and sustainability.” Coming on the heels of proposals to “voluntarily” limit the use of fertilizer, and in the context of this government’s aggressive [...]