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NFU and Wheat Growers want changes to contracts

The National Farmers Union and the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association don’t agree on much. But the two groups do agree on one thing; grain production contracts need to be fixed. “We had a lawyer look into these contracts, as an organization,” said Kenton Possberg, a wheat growers director in Saskatchewan. “What he came back […]

GM wheat takes a 136,000-acre step forward

Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel, director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, wishes she had access to that technology on her farm near Mossbank, Sask., this year. “That is exactly what we need here in Saskatchewan,” she said. “We tend to have more dry years than we do wet years, so I would welcome that wholeheartedly.”

Letter to Canadian Grain Commission re: Cargill Late Payments

Read the letter here: https://wheatgrowers.ca/wp-content/uploads/CGC-Cargill-Nov-2-2021.pdf

Emission reduction goals too costly?

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association said its members were “shocked by the depth of the impact” that Ottawa’s proposed 30 percent emissions reduction plan would have on growers and the Canadian ag sector. WCWG said income losses caused by lower projected yields in corn, canola and wheat would cost farmers $2.95 billion a year […]

Cdn. ag industry groups react to fertilizer report

The Canola Council of Canada and Western Canadian Wheat Growers are among those worried with recent findings that the industry could lose almost $50 billion by 2023 and 2030 if the federal government moves forward with its planned fertilizer reduction targets.

Wheat Growers Concerned About MNP Analysis On Proposed Fertilizer Reduction

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers says it’s shocked by the depth of the impact of the federal government’s proposed 30% reduction in fertilizer emissions. Fertilizer Canada has completed an independent analysis of the effects of the proposed emissions reduction. The analysis was done by Meyers Norris Penny (MNP).

Agriculture Roundup for Thursday September 16, 2021

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) have reviewed the polices of four federal parties and compiled the information for farmers. Each of the registered parties were asked six questions of interest to its members including international trade, sales reporting, and grain transportation.

Farmers urge grain companies to co-operate on contracts

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is encouraging farmers and grain companies to work together to find co-operative solutions in cases where producers don’t have enough grain to fill production contracts.

2030 target creating uncertainty around the future of fertilizer use

Fertilizer Canada, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, Grain Growers of Canada, and others are warning the government that restrictions on overall fertilizer use would have a direct negative impact on crop yields, farm incomes, and Canada’s overall agricultural output. It’s possible overall emissions could even increase, as more acres and other inputs, such as […]

Sask. Agriculture Minister pushes grain companies to be flexible with farmers facing crop failure

Agriculture Minister David Marit is asking grain companies to be flexible with farmers who are facing crop failure and can’t fill grain delivery contracts. Some farm leaders have raised concerns about contract penalties for non-delivery. Marit says he is pushing grain companies to be flexible, and some have rolled over the contracts to next year. […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Launch Fertilizer Awareness Campaign

“The Federal Government has stated that they want to reduce fertilizer emissions by 30%, but have no plan or details how to accomplish this. They have not consulted with farmers or industry and yet make #fakepolicy announcements. The only way to achieve this is through a reduction in fertilizer use,” said Gunter Jochum, President and […]

Roundtable Revises Grain Code of Practice

Gunter Jochum, a Manitoba grain farmer who also serves as president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers, said he has serious reservations about the need for a voluntary code. He said there is no guarantee that a voluntary code will provide any benefits to Canadian growers, particularly in terms of trade and market access.

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