A report commissioned by the Western Canadian Wheat Growers put a price tag on Trudeau’s virtue, with the 30 per cent reduction on fertiliser costing Saskatchewan $4.61B, Alberta $2.95B, and Manitoba $1.58B – not in total – just for the spring crops of canola and wheat.
Farm groups, like the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, have said the federal plan will reduce crop output, reduce income for farm families and increase food prices in Canadian grocery stores.
Western Canadian Wheat Growers released a report in September on how the proposed fertilizer emissions reduction will affect Canadian farmers. The report states that they are “shocked by the depth of the impact of the federal government’s proposed 30% reduction in fertilizer emissions.” Gunter Jochum, President of Western Canadian Wheat Growers joins Gormley to discuss […]
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers commissioned a report that said the plan would cost Alberta $2.95B, Saskatchewan $4.61B and Manitoba $1.58B just in lost production from their canola and spring wheat crops alone.
“I would like to know where they got their facts from,” said Gunter Jochum. “I believe those facts were entirely made up because in Canada we don’t even have a baseline as to what the true emissions are.”
Stephen Vandervalk, Alberta vice president for the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, is frustrated by the additional requirements producers will have to meet as a result of the target. “I can’t even wrap my head around what it means to my farm,” Vandervalk told the News. “It’s pretty hard for us in agriculture to do […]
Manitoba has a new agriculture minister. Interlake-Gimli MLA Derek Johnson replaces Ralph Eichler after a cabinet shuffle on Tuesday. Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) President Gunter Jochum said the organization is looking forward to a continued relationship with the department. “The Wheat Growers have played a strong role in building agriculture policy that benefits growers, […]
CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers offer their congratulations to the Honourable Derek Johnson upon his appointment as the Manitoba Minister of Agriculture. “The Western Canadian Wheat Growers look forward to a continued strong relationship with the Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Derek Johnson. The Wheat Growers have played a strong role in building agriculture […]
CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers would like to congratulate the four newly elected Directors of the Sask Wheat Development Commission. The new Directors: Robert Stone, Scott Hepworth, Jake Leguee and Brett Halstead will play key roles as the Commission continues to provide “supporting research, market development and advocacy to maximize profitable and sustainable […]
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association said its members were “shocked by the depth of the impact” that Ottawa’s proposed 30 percent emissions reduction plan would have on growers and the Canadian ag sector. WCWG said income losses caused by lower projected yields in corn, canola and wheat would cost farmers $2.95 billion a year […]