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Carbon tax not electable position for leadership candidates

For many of you reading, this race will determine who leads your favoured party into the next election, whenever that may be. The frontrunners, Erin O’Toole and Peter MacKay, recently listed ending the carbon tax as their No. 1 priority for agriculture in a survey from the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. That isn’t a […]

Walde Farms Remembering 8 Year Celebration of Market Freedom

The celebration of abolishment was a big day for Kindersley and area. A Prime Minister doesn’t always make a visit to ones community or farm yard. Prime Minister Harper was also joined by then Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, along with various farmers and Western Canadian Wheat Growers board members. It was at this event […]

Gormley – Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel

Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel who farms near Mossbank, SK and is the director with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association joins Gormley to talk about Saskatchewan agriculture’s impact on world trade and COVID-19 ramifications.

Wheat Growers Association celebrating 50th anniversary with new book

Warriors for Wheat is the name of a book celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. Editor Alanna Koch farms east of Regina at Edenwold and says the book highlights numerous farm policy issues raised by the Wheat Growers since the formation in 1970.

Western Canadian Wheat Growers upset with federal minister of Agriculture

Last week, Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau turned down a request for a carbon tax rebate on grain drying, calling the amount insignificant. Western Canadian Wheat Growers President Gunter Jochum disagrees, and wants her replaced.

Bibeau accused of underselling how grain farmers have been hurt by the carbon tax

The federal Liberals are significantly downplaying the financial hit of the carbon tax on farmers, the Conservative agriculture critic argued Wednesday. John Barlow, who represents a southern Alberta riding, said he’s seen bills from farmers who have had to pay an extra $2,000 per month because of the tax, despite estimates from Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude […]

Grain farming is the forgotten sector

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association remains dedicated to the values of free trade, open markets, and the entrepreneurial spirit that opened up the Canadian prairie decades ago. Unfortunately, our federal government has forgotten the important role that agriculture plays in our food security.

Wheat Growers Expressing Frustrations With Federal Government

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) is expressing a number of frustrations with the federal government. President Gunter Jochum says a big concern is the carbon tax.

Wheat growers upset with feds

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association representatives feel the federal government is not helping farmers address important issues

Sask farmers seek more federal farm aid during COVID-19 pandemic

The chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, Daryl Fransoo, says the support is inadequate. He says the federal government is disregarding the importance of food security during the covid-19 outbreak.

Wheat Growers announces Fransoo as new chair

“I am honoured to have the support of the board of directors to move into the role of chair,” Fransoo said in a media release. “The Wheat Growers has been advocates of strong agricultural policy for 50 years and the future looks strong for us.”

Trucking Industry Key To The Supply Chain

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is joining others in the agriculture sector in acknowledging the work and effort of those involved in the trucking industry for the work they do especially during COVID 19. Stephen Vandervalk is the Alberta Vice President for the Wheat Growers and says truckers are key to keeping our supply […]

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