Director Clayton Kotylak talks about Warriors for Wheat and other policy issues important to the Wheat Growers.
CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call for continued consultation around the issue of Seed Value Creation. Throughout the regional meetings being held across the prairies, Wheat Grower Directors have actively contributed to the discussions. “The challenge is that public breeding costs are not being covered. It is treated as a subsidized public good. […]
OTTAWA, ON: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association firmly supports efforts to create value in the seed sector and reward those investing in breeding. “Why wouldn’t farmers want both public and private breeders to develop new wheat varieties to provide more technology and choice?” says Gunter Jochum, Manitoba farmer, Director of the Wheat Growers, and […]
CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association supports today’s announcement by the federal government that it intends to modernize Canada’s seed regulations by ratifying the 1991 international convention governing the sale and use of new plant varieties. The move is expected to encourage more international breeders to develop new seed varieties for the Canadian market. Canada is […]