Canadian wheat sales to China hit 14-year high despite dispute, displacing U.S. shipments

“Any extra sale is critical this year. That gives us some optimism,” said Jim Wickett, a Saskatchewan farmer and chairman of Western Canadian Wheat Growers.

GX on Agriculture Podcast: Director Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel on Fed’s Climate Action Incentive Fund

Director Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel, Saskatchewan Director on the board of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, talks about the federal government's climate action incentive fund. Listen at 6:20.

‘An absolutely brutal year’: Alberta farm incomes plummet 70 per cent in 2018

Director Matt Sawyer featured: Alberta farm incomes plummeted in 2018 due to a “brutal” combination of conditions that included severe drought, wild weather and global trade barriers.

Wheat Growers President Gunter Jochum Discusses the Federal Canola Funding Announcement

Listen to the broadcast.

Views differ on crop exports to China other than canola

“Aside from issues with canola seed, at the moment shipments of other grains, oilseeds and pulses continue to be accepted by China.” However, Jim Wickett, a farmer at Rosetown, Sask. and board member with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, stated otherwise.

One Stop Shop For Ag Election Issues

A farm group is comparing party policies heading into next week's Provincial election. Western Canadian Wheat Growers Executive Director, Dave Quist, says they asked all parties about their thoughts on trade, carbon pricing, innovations and grain transportation and posted the answers on their website.

Prairie farming: ‘a lifetime apprenticeship’ (featuring Chair Jim Wickett)

Grain farmer Jim Wickett from Rosetown, Sask., will plant about 3,100 acres this year, including spring wheat, red lentils, flax and barley. Durum was grown regularly until a few years ago, when fusarium pressure prompted Wickett to switch to red spring wheat.

Watch VP Alberta Stephen Vandervalk speak at the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food regarding canola

No-surprise budget pleases Sask. farm groups

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association director Daryl Fransoo said the government helps farmers with more than money. “As the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, we don’t need more funding. We need a government that will fight for us like they are doing on the canola aspect, like they are doing with the carbon tax,” he said.

Wheat Growers call on Ottawa to open talks with China over grain shipments

Jim Wickett says the dispute is clearly political, not a quality issue.

Sask. farmers concerned about early melt, lack of soil moisture

Some areas got less than half the normal precipitation this winter.

“Huge uncertainty” for Canadian farmers: China stops buying canola [and wheat] just weeks before planting begins

There is a significant concern in all of agriculture because China is a big market but also because the list of trade issues we’re facing is getting long.