The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) is expressing a number of frustrations with the federal government. President Gunter Jochum says a big concern is the carbon tax.
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. […]
The chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, Daryl Fransoo, says the support is inadequate. He says the federal government is disregarding the importance of food security during the covid-19 outbreak.
“I am honoured to have the support of the board of directors to move into the role of chair,” Fransoo said in a media release. “The Wheat Growers has been advocates of strong agricultural policy for 50 years and the future looks strong for us.”
CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to launch their 50th Anniversary Book, “Warriors For Wheat”. Founded in 1970, the Wheat Growers have been actively engaged in agriculture policy at both the federal and provincial levels of government and instrumental in several significant policy changes. The book was originally scheduled to be released […]
CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Board of Directors are pleased to announce that at their last meeting, Saskatchewan Director, Daryl Fransoo was elected as the new Chair effective immediately. “I am honoured to have the support of the Board of Directors to move into the role of Chair. The Wheat Growers have been […]
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is joining others in the agriculture sector in acknowledging the work and effort of those involved in the trucking industry for the work they do especially during COVID 19. Stephen Vandervalk is the Alberta Vice President for the Wheat Growers and says truckers are key to keeping our supply […]
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers has also thrown its support behind short- and long-haul drivers. It said many facilities are denying drivers access to bathroom facilities. “All Canadians are relying on these modern-day heroes to move the food and products that we need in our hospitals, grocery stores and fuel stations,” said Alberta director Stephen […]
Farmers are worried about losing access to supplies and to commercial elevators that buy their stored grain, said Gunter Jochum, president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. Companies that run those elevators have emailed farmers telling them to stay in their trucks during deliveries, he said.