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Wheat growing group says Agriculture Canada has wrong priorities

“This is more evidence that Agriculture Canada is no longer in the business of advancing the productivity of farmers and the success of the sector,” said Wheat Growers President Gunter Jochum in a Tuesday press release. 

Farmers skeptical of Trudeau’s new agriculture plan

“We will be watching these consultations carefully, but we are prepared to expend resources to tell average, urban, non-farming Canadians that their food supply and the cost of their food could be very negatively impacted by further federal ‘sustainability’ regimes.”

Farmers skeptical of Trudeau’s new agriculture plan

Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) Saskatchewan Director Daryl Fransoo said the over-regulation of farmers is costing Canadians at the grocery store. “It’s time for Ottawa to step out of the way. Their over regulations of an industry that’s already the epitome of sustainability is only making food more expensive for Canadians in the store shelves,” […]

Agriculture Roundup for Wednesday December 14, 2022

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) are concerned with the federal government’s approach to improving agriculture environmental performance. President Gunter Jochum said the group is worried upcoming consultations will lead to regulations that hurt consumers, decrease production, and amplify already extreme food inflation.

Carbon Tax to Cost Canadian Farmers Upwards of $100,000 Annually

“The government wants to increase the [carbon] tax, which would cost my farm a whopping $136,000 per year by 2030. This will jeopardize the viability and sustainability of my farm,” Jochum stated.

Gunter Jochum is a Witness at the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Wheat Growers President Gunter Jochum speaks at the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food about supply chain issues and global food security. Link to watch (start at 16:46:30)

Opposition to federal fertilizer policy ramping up

The WCWGA said it is still waiting for the government to show what benefits will come from reducing fertilizer emissions by 30 per cent including a cost benefit analysis of the action.

Opinion: Cutting fertilizer emissions in Canada will ultimately harm the world’s environment

When Canadian farmers cut production, the void will be filled by farmers from such places as China and India, where fertilizer usage is much more intensive

Western Canadian Wheat Growers challenge proposed fertilizer reduction target

President Gunter Jochum notes the policy is precisely what Canada, and the world, does not need in a time of food insecurity and inflation. 

Grain prices will remain strong, even as we see increased production in parts of Canada: Expert

Gunter Jochum, president of The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, joins BNN Bloomberg to discuss his view on grains including Wheat and Canola. Jochum says that even as weather conditions in Canada will allow for increased production, grain prices will remain high as a result of challenging situations in countries like Pakistan and Ukraine.

Opinion: Ottawa should stop stoking food insecurity

Ottawa’s taxes and regulations are driving up costs for farmers and the families who buy the food they produce

No Nonsense with Pamela Wallin – Agricultural Policy with Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel

Wheat Growers Director Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel talks with Pamela Wallin about food security, fertilizer restrictions and life on the modern farm.

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