Wheat Growers ‘Stunned’ By Dairy Compensation

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) says it was stunned to see the federal government deliver another $1.75 Billion dollars to the supply management sector.

The Sprout: Grain farmers beef with dairy payout

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) called the move “shameful” and an act of “simply electioneering” by the government, which will pay out $345 million directly to dairy producers in proportion to their quota, in the first year of the plan.

Guess who’s paying for new grain grading?

"Working with proposed changes to grading factors can translate into a lot of speculation, and that’s troubling for Jim Wickett, chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association."

Stephen Vandervalk featured on GX on Agriculture talking about the trade issues and the government’s passive stance

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Farm group pegs ag losses at $3.7 billion as trade disputes with China, India, Italy and others add up

The unprecedented number of diplomatic disputes and non-tariff trade barriers affecting the export of Canadian agricultural products is now at “crisis” level, a prairie farm group is warning.

Entering unchartered territory in trade (dis)agreements

Wheat Growers Director Cherilyn Jolly Nagel talks with RealAgriculture.

Wheat growers push Ottawa for action on trade

In a firmly worded June 17 letter to federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association said Ottawa must do more to protect the economic interests of Canada's cereal grain, pulse and oilseed producers.

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

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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.