News Release

Federal Government Ignores Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were stunned to see that Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Bibeau has delivered another $1.75 Billion dollars to the supply management sector. This brings the total funding to over $5.75 Billion. “This is simply electioneering on behalf of our federal government. Dairy farmers in Quebec are receiving funding whereas […]

Federal Investments in Dairy Fail Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: With today’s announcement that the Federal Government will invest an additional $16.9 M in the dairy sector, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers question the government’s priorities. “Over the past number of months, the federal government has pledged over $4 B to the supply management sector, for allowing foreign access to a small percentage […]

Carbon Pricing Rebates Return a Portion to Farmers

CALGARY, AB: Yesterday’s Federal Government announcement of the Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) is simply a way to bribe farmers with their own money. CAIF will be available to farmers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick. “While the federal government continues to apply and collect a carbon tax on almost everything farmers use, our […]

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 […]