News Release

Wheat Growers Oppose Carbon Tax Ruling

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is disappointed by today’s ruling that the federal government may impose a carbon tax onto the provinces. “Today’s ruling denies the premise that provinces are best able to deal with the issues that impact them. Agriculture environmental policy and its implementation is best managed by the provincial government […]

Wheat Growers React to Federal Canola Funding

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers today reacted to the announcement by the federal government that it will increase the amount that can be loaned to canola farmers under the cash advance program. “The China decision to block canola has had a major impact on grain farmers with no end in sight. Farmers don’t […]

Wheat Growers Congratulates New Alberta UCP Government

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to congratulate the newly sworn in provincial government and cabinet. “The Wheat Growers stand ready to work with the new Alberta government and ensure that grain farmers are able to freely access both domestic and international export markets. Together, we have decades of experience and we […]

Wheat Growers Congratulates Premier Kenney and the UCP

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers would like to congratulate Premier Elect Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party on their strong win in Alberta. “Wheat Growers support the values of lower taxes, smaller government and the elimination of the ill-formed carbon tax. We look forward to working with the new provincial government to […]

Wheat Growers Announces New President

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased to announce the election of a new president. At the March Board meeting, Gunter Jochum (Manitoba) was unanimously elected as the next President. “I’m honoured to have the trust of the Wheat Growers Board of Directors to represent this dedicated group of people. Wheat Grower […]

Wheat Growers Oppose the Imposition of a Carbon Tax

CALGARY, AB: The imposition of a carbon tax on Saskatchewan and Manitoba farmers is not an April Fools Joke. As the federal government forces an unwanted carbon tax onto farmers on April 1, the federal government is reducing farmers profit margins even further. “The carbon tax will financially hurt farmers. At a time when there […]

Wheat Growers Calls for Ag Trade Mission

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers supports the Prime Minister’s consideration to send a high-level delegation to China to bring certainty to Canadian canola exports. “On March 25, the Wheat Growers called for the Ministers of Agriculture and Agri-Food, International Trade Diversification and Foreign Affairs to make this issue their top priority. We’re pleased […]

Time for Canadian Government to Engage on China Trade

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers demands that the Federal Government stands up for farmers on the China trade file. In the past crop year farmers have lost access to the Italian durum market as well as the pulse market in India. Now China has cut off Canadian canola exports and in the past […]