Congratulations to Manitoba Minister of Agriculture Appointment

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 policy that benefits growers, producers, consumers, and export markets. Much of this has been built through ongoing communication with our elected officials,” stated Gunter Jochum, President and Manitoba Director.

There are a number of agriculture issues that the Wheat Growers have been and continue to advocate on including the impact of carbon tax on grain farmers, the proposed reduction in fertilizer, seed technology and modernization of the Canada Grain Act. We look forward to continuing to work on these issues with the new Minister.

“We would like to thank Honourable Ralph Eichler, the former minister of agriculture and resource development for his years of service and we wish him well in the future,” said William Pallister, Manitoba Director.

About the Wheat Growers:

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole.  The 50th anniversary book, “Warriors For Wheat” is available to purchase online.

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Dave Quist, Executive Director


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