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 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 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 […]

No-surprise budget pleases Sask. farm groups

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.

Federal Budget Fails Entrepreneurial Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers put a failing grade on the 2019 Federal Budget announced yesterday. What little is contained in the budget for agriculture only fixes problems that the federal government has previously created. The new exclusion of the carbon tax on cardlock fuel should never have been necessary. Compensation for sectors […]

A “Price on Pollution” is a Carbon Tax

CALGARY, AB: The release of the federal government’s carbon tax will further increase the price of inputs that farmers must bear. While the good news is that the farm use of gas and diesel fuel will be exempt, there are many other input costs that the government is adding a carbon tax to. “The cost of […]

Manitoba is Aboard the “No Carbon Tax” Train

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is pleased that one more province has rejected the proposed federal carbon tax. Manitoba has listened to its citizens across the province and opposed federal interference. "The Wheat Growers Association has argued for years that a tax on food production will hurt farmers, take away from our narrow [...]