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Carbon tax ruling disappoints farm groups

Western Canadian Wheat Growers said taxing farmers to reduce greenhouse gases is an “ill conceived” idea. “They are placing a huge financial burden on family farms,” said president Gunter Jochum. “I am concerned that many family farms will be taxed so high that the next generation will leave the industry.”

Cdn. ag group supports merger between CP and KCS

It’s an exciting opportunity for the ag sector, said Daryl Fransoo, chair of Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. He’s also a producer from near Glaslyn, Sask.

Supreme Court rules in favour of national carbon tax

Director Stephen Vandervalk at 2:25 in the video.

Farm groups sound off as Supreme Court rules in favour of federal carbon tax

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association has also expressed their strong disappointment. Gunter Jochum, president of WCWGA, says the Liberal government’s plans to reduce greenhouse gases through taxation is ill conceived. “They are placing a huge financial burden on family farms,” say Jochum. “With the ongoing increases in the carbon-tax moving to $170/tonne by 2030, I am […]

Wheat Growers Support Rail Merger

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are supporting the merger of the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Class 1 rail lines. In a news release, the organization says providing rail coverage from coast to coast in Canada, the US and Mexico will benefit the seamless movement of raw resources and finished goods throughout North America.

Southern Alberta farmers say spring storm needed to quench parched soil

“In general, our fields have been brown for more days than they’ve had snow on them, for sure, throughout the winter. Which is very, very unusual, right?” said Vandervalk, who is also the Alberta vice president with the Western Canada Wheat Growers Association.

Federal ministers promise carbon tax rebates as Conservative bill to exempt on-farm propane and natural gas passes 2nd reading

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers said there have been major investments to agriculture since the elimination of the Canadian Wheat Board nine years ago.

Federal ministers promise carbon tax rebates as Conservative bill to exempt on-farm propane and natural gas passes 2nd reading

Several farm groups, including Grain Growers of Canada, Grain Farmers of Ontario, and the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, have fully supported Lawrence’s bill, welcoming the effort to exempt fuels used for grain drying from the carbon tax. However, the Liberals have decided to argue the bill won’t achieve its intended outcome with grain drying due […]

Wheat Growers Pleased With Railway Movement In January

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is congratulating CN and CP on January’s record volume of grain and grain product movement. Chair Daryl Fransoo says our international customers depend upon reliable grain delivery to move our products from the local terminal to port, which is done almost exclusively by rail.

Wheat Growers fear cold weather will hamper grain exports

Western Canadian Wheat Growers applaud the railways for record January grain shipments but worry about the impact from the current frigid weather. Wheat Growers chair Daryl Fransoo says bitterly cold weather in the past has slowed grain shipments and he fears a repeat this month.

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.

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