“The Wheat Growers have long seen the need to update the Grain Act. There are men and women farming today, that were not born when the Act was last upgraded. Agriculture and technology have changed substantially in the last 36 years,” said Jim Wickett, Secretary-Treasurer and SK Director.
CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have made their submission to the Government of Canada regarding the recommended changes to the Canada Grain Act. The Canada Grain Act was last updated in 1985 and is significantly outdated. The submission may be found here. “The Wheat Growers have long seen the need to update the […]
Jim Wickett, a grain grower from Rosetown, Sask., called the review “a once-in-a lifetime chance” for farmers to reset federal policies that impact farm profitability. “This has been a really important priority for us,” said Wickett, who also serves as a director with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA).
“In general, our fields have been brown for more days than they’ve had snow on them, for sure, throughout the winter. Which is very, very unusual, right?” said Vandervalk, who is also the Alberta vice president with the Western Canada Wheat Growers Association.
CALGARY, AB: As we approach the 2021 seeding season, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers would like to highlight the significant increase in agriculture investment that has taken place with the elimination of the single-desk system, also known as the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Until August 1, 2012, Western Canadian grain farmers were forced to use […]
Western Canadian Wheat Growers committee chair Jim Wickett says changes are needed to services from the Canadian Grain Commission and grain grading. He says the current visual grading system is out of date.
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) was not pleased with what was presented in the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement 2020. The group says that agriculture and specifically grain farmers were expecting to be at least acknowledged as leading the economic recovery from COVID-19.
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 […]