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Sask. farmers welcome review of the Canada Grain Act

Western Canadian Wheat Growers committee chair Jim Wickett says changes are needed to services from the Canadian Grain Commission and grain grading. He says the current visual grading system is out of date.

RealAg LIVE – With Guest Daryl Fransoo, Saskatchewan Farmer and Chair of WCWGA

Daryl Fransoo chats with Shaun Haney. Listen by clicking below.

Western Wheat Growers chair hopes for profitable year in 2021

Daryl Fransoo says the pandemic created some challenges for farmers but had limited effect. He says grain exports are booming and prices are on the rise.

Carbon Tax Putting Heavy Burden on Farmers

“I would argue that we as farmers are actually a carbon sink—we sequester more carbon in our soils than we emit in greenhouse gases,” he said.

Jeff Bennett Talks Carbon Tax on Sher-E Punjab Radio

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Farm and Crop Times – WG Carbon Tax Feature – December 2020

Beginning on page 12: Farmers in Canada are outraged over a decision to hike carbon taxes as part of the government’s plan to tackle the climate crisis. In order to achieve net zero emissions in 2050, Canadian Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau’s government has decided to increase the carbon price by $15 per year starting […]

CFCW Carbon Tax Conversation with Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel – December 21, 2020

PART 2: Wheat Growers’ Director Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel has a passionate discussion with CFCW’s Cheryl Brooks about the brutal additional carbon tax hike announced by the Trudeau’s Liberal government.

CFCW Carbon Tax Conversation with Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel – December 18, 2020

PART 1: Wheat Growers’ Director Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel has a passionate discussion with CFCW’s Cheryl Brooks about the brutal additional carbon tax hike announced by the Trudeau’s Liberal government.

Carbon tax hike sparks outrage

“It’s disgusting,” said Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association president Gunter Jochum, who farms west of Winnipeg. “I can’t believe that our federal government would put a crippling tax on small businesses and farmers.” Many western grain growers are fuming at Ottawa’s surprise move to boost the federal carbon tax by an additional $15 per tonne […]

Canadian farmers ‘infuriated’ by increases in Trudeau’s carbon tax 2.0

Farmers across Canada were already angry and upset over Prime Minister Trudeau’s existing carbon tax but are now even more upset at the increases announced this month. Groups such as the Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), Grain Growers of Canada (GGC), Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) have all come […]

Wheat Growers Say Liberal’s Carbon Tax 2.0 Will Hurt Farmers

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) says it’s shocked that the federal government is hiking the carbon tax during the middle of a pandemic and with no regard to the impact on the bottom line of grain farmers. The Liberals plan to increase the carbon price by $15 per year, starting in 2023, rising […]

Alberta farmers upset with federal carbon tax plan

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers believe raising the carbon tax will be a huge hit to farmers. The federal government released a $15-billion plan to meet its climate change commitments Friday, which includes steady increases to its carbon tax in each of the next 10 years.

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