Author: Shannon Foster

Wheat Growers Welcome Rail Service Legislation

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association remains hopeful the passage of Bill C-52, the Fair Rail Freight Service Act, will lead to necessary improvements in rail service in western Canada. The Bill requires the railways to provide service agreements to all shippers. While the Wheat Growers support and applaud this measure, it remains to be seen whether […]

Wheat Growers Support Formation of Saskatchewan Commissions

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association endorses today’s announcement regarding the formal establishment of development commissions for wheat and barley in Saskatchewan. “The formation of these Commissions will help promote our wheat and barley in international markets and here at home,” says Levi Wood, President of the Wheat Growers. “It will also help ensure we have […]

Wheat Growers Welcome New Funding for Wheat Research

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association welcomes today’s announcement of the formation of the Canadian Wheat Alliance and the funding of $97 million toward wheat research on the prairies over the next five years. The Canadian Wheat Alliance is an initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Province of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan. “We […]

Wheat Growers Congratulate Richard Phillips

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association congratulates Richard Phillips on his appointment as President of the Canada Grains Council. The Wheat Growers also wish to acknowledge his significant contributions to the Grain Growers of Canada over the past six years. “Richard has helped build the Grain Growers into a powerful voice on behalf of Canadian grain farmers,” […]

Wheat Growers Welcome Levi Wood as New President

CALGARY, AB: The board of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased to announce that it has elected Levi Wood as its new President. Levi farms with his father on a fifth-generation farm at Pense, SK. Levi replaces Kevin Bender who announced he was stepping down as President at the Wheat Grower convention in January. Kevin served […]

Wheat Growers Propose Wheat Classification Model

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is proposing a new wheat classification model to give prairie farmers greater and faster access to new wheat varieties. The new model would preserve the very best of today’s wheat class system, and yet give seed developers greater opportunity to bring new wheat varieties to market. The model is […]

Wheat Growers Support Legislative Changes to Improve Rail Service

CALGARY AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased the federal government has taken legislative action to improve accountability in rail service for grain and other commodities. “These measures will create the conditions for improved railway performance and accountability,” says Kevin Bender, President of the Wheat Growers. “It will help ensure all shippers can gain […]

Wheat Growers Applaud Formation of Global Institute for Food Security

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association applauds and congratulates PotashCorp, the Province of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan for their leadership in forming a world-class food security research institute. “This is phenomenal. The province of Saskatchewan is truly becoming a global leader in agriculture,” says Kenton Possberg, Saskatchewan Vice President of the Wheat Growers. “The Global […]

Wheat Growers Endorse Positive Changes to Canada Grain Act

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association supports the legislative changes announced last week that will eliminate unnecessary regulatory costs in the Canadian grain handling system. A key change is the elimination of mandatory Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) weighing and grading of grain when railcars are unloaded at port. In its place, shippers will be able […]