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 […]
One of President Trump’s first actions as US President was to pull out of the TransPacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed free trade agreement between 12 Pacific Rim countries that would have comprised around 40% of the world’s GDP and had the potential to reduce and eliminate tariffs on some 18,000 agricultural and manufactured products.
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 […]
CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased that Canada has given Royal Assent to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). As the fifth country to ratify the agreement, the CPTPP only needs one more partner country to ratify before it comes into force. Once the sixth country ratifies the agreement, […]
CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers calls for the immediate ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. “The Canadian government has invested $3 Billion in agriculture in an effort to grow trade and expand markets, but has not yet taken the obvious step of ratifying the CPTPP in order to open […]