Budget

Federal budget plays to mixed reviews from ag groups

“It is staggering to think that the federal government wants grain farmers to adopt commercially available clean technology by moving off diesel and assist with the purchase of more efficient grain dryers – this is an odd proposal and suggests that the farmers don’t already adopt the newest innovations that have proven benefits… which couldn’t […]

Wheat Growers Say Federal Budget Not Based On Reality

“In analyzing the 2021 Federal budget, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers see little that will benefit grain farmers. Agriculture has been a strong contributor to Canada’s economy during COVID-19 and should be supported accordingly. Grain farmers have been early adopters of the latest technology that maximizes production and minimizes costs, but the 2021 budget recognizes […]

2021 Federal Budget Not Based on Reality for Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: In analyzing the 2021 Federal budget, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers see little that will benefit grain farmers. Agriculture has been a strong contributor to Canada’s economy during COVID-19 and should be supported accordingly. Grain farmers have been early adopters of the latest technology that maximizes production and minimizes costs, but the 2021 […]

Federal Government Forgets About Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: With the release of the Fall Economic Statement 2020, agriculture and specifically grain farmers were expecting to be at least acknowledged as leading the economic recovery from COVID-19. “Grain farmers have met with Ottawa officials on numerous occasions and our voices have consistently fallen on deaf ears. Agriculture is a major economic driver […]

No-surprise budget pleases Sask. farm groups

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association director Daryl Fransoo said the government helps farmers with more than money. “As the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, we don’t need more funding. We need a government that will fight for us like they are doing on the canola aspect, like they are doing with the carbon tax,” he said.

Federal Budget Fails Entrepreneurial Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers put a failing grade on the 2019 Federal Budget announced yesterday. What little is contained in the budget for agriculture only fixes problems that the federal government has previously created. The new exclusion of the carbon tax on cardlock fuel should never have been necessary. Compensation for sectors […]

Wheat Growers Offer Support for the 2019 Saskatchewan Budget

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were pleased with the 2019 Saskatchewan Provincial budget. The introduction of a balanced budget with a vision of future surpluses and economic certainty. “WCWGA believes we don’t need more and more funding from government. We need a government that will fight for us and has the proper rules […]

Stay the Course Saskatchewan Budget

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association supports the proposed 2018/19 Saskatchewan budget. “No new taxes is good for everyone in the province. Having a plan to return to a surplus budget in two years is good for Saskatchewan” stated Daryl Fransoo, Director. “I am particularly pleased to see the addition of over $11 M […]