The President of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers says they're very disappointed to see the Liberals back in power. Gunter Jochum, who farms in Manitoba, says although the Liberals won a minority Government, the farming community sent a clear message they wanted to see a change in power.
Gunter Jochum, who farms in Manitoba, says although the Liberals won a minority Government, the farming community sent a clear message they wanted to see a change in power. "Anything rural in Ontario was blue as well, and us in the West, naturally all blue, and that is because of how the Liberals treated agriculture [...]
840 CFCW’s Cheryl Brooks had a chat with Dave Quist of the Wheat Growers regarding the upcoming federal election
One of the main concerns from many rural Canadians, especially those on the Prairies, is the lack of talk about agriculture during the federal election campaign. In reality, there's been very little and yet agriculture is one of the biggest economic drivers in the country. 840 CFCW's Cheryl Brooks had a chat with Dave Quist [...]
The federal parties' commitments to farmers and the agricultural sector are highlighted in a questionnaire released by the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Tuesday. The questionnaire was sent to all registered political parties and consisted of five questions exploring their view on priorities for farmers overall, on transporting grain, trade barriers and carbon pricing.
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association has put together a one stop shop for Federal election issues affecting grain farmers. Back in September, the farmer-run advocacy organization sent five questions to each of the registered parties on topics they thought would be of interest to prairie grain producers. The policy questions cover industry priorities such [...]
With this challenging and stressful fall, many producers haven’t had a lot of time to focus on the federal election campaign. One farm group has gathered the ag policy platforms of political parties into one convenient location. Alice McFarlane with Ag Access talked to Western Canadian Wheat Growers Executive Director Dave Quist about the five policy questions [...]
For Matt Sawyer, a canola and wheat farmer in Acme, Alta., the most pressing issue this election is trade. "The last 36 months, we've lost trade with Vietnam, Peru, Saudi Arabia and China and we need to come forward with some measures to re-establish trade for our producers as soon as we can. Bottom line," [...]
So, if it’s “a grim year for canola farmers in Canada,” as the CBC says, then it’s also a grim year for wheat farmers. No matter how our wheat is doing, we’re still getting pounded on another major commodity.
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association has been outspoken about compensation for dairy farmers. Why compensate farmers with a guaranteed income, albeit at a lower level, while the government has only allowed grain farmers to borrow more money, with no direct payouts?