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“Aside from issues with canola seed, at the moment shipments of other grains, oilseeds and pulses continue to be accepted by China.” However, Jim Wickett, a farmer at Rosetown, Sask. and board member with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, stated otherwise.
A farm group is comparing party policies heading into next week's Provincial election. Western Canadian Wheat Growers Executive Director, Dave Quist, says they asked all parties about their thoughts on trade, carbon pricing, innovations and grain transportation and posted the answers on their website.
Grain farmer Jim Wickett from Rosetown, Sask., will plant about 3,100 acres this year, including spring wheat, red lentils, flax and barley. Durum was grown regularly until a few years ago, when fusarium pressure prompted Wickett to switch to red spring wheat.
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.
Jim Wickett says the dispute is clearly political, not a quality issue.
Some areas got less than half the normal precipitation this winter.
“Huge uncertainty” for Canadian farmers: China stops buying canola [and wheat] just weeks before planting begins
There is a significant concern in all of agriculture because China is a big market but also because the list of trade issues we’re facing is getting long.