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 […]

Red Deer trucker ‘nervous’ on front lines of COVID-19 fight

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers has also thrown its support behind short- and long-haul drivers. It said many facilities are denying drivers access to bathroom facilities. “All Canadians are relying on these modern-day heroes to move the food and products that we need in our hospitals, grocery stores and fuel stations,” said Alberta director Stephen […]

Carbon tax hike during a pandemic a cruel prank by the federal government

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call upon the federal government to eliminate the carbon tax on agriculture by recognizing the carbon storage that we create annually. “It is imperative that we keep our grain farmers competitive globally, especially at a time such as this,” says Gunter Jochum, president of WCWG.

Western Canadian Wheat Growers calls for the cancellation of Federal Carbon Tax Implementation

With the April 1 implementation deadline looming, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers are calling for the federal government to eliminate the move to increase the carbon tax from $20 to $30/tonne for those provinces under the federal backstop.

Farm, trucking groups call for carbon tax break

In an April 1 news release, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association urged Ottawa to eliminate the carbon tax on agriculture. “In the midst of a global pandemic, the federal government is using April Fool’s Day to increase the carbon tax from $20 per tonne to $30 per tonne,” WCWGA said.

Carbon Tax Increase Takes Effect

Darryl Fransoo a Director with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers says a tax increase is foolish right now. “I would even implore them to get rid of it totally in this time where we are facing a big time economic crisis. It’s all the way from the top down and it ends up taking money […]

Federal Carbon Tax To Increase Despite Economic Pain

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association also urged the government to delay the planned increase saying now is not the time to be adding to household expenses. “Our focus should be on the health and economic well-being of all Canadians,” said Gunter Jochum, president of the farm advocacy group.

Wheat Growers call on Ottawa to roll-back this week’s carbon tax hike

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is calling on Ottawa to roll-back the ten dollar a ton hike in the federal carbon tax, which came into effect Wednesday. Wheat Growers Chair Daryl Fransoo of Glaslyn says the 50 percent hike in the carbon tax is bad timing when the economy is in facing a major pandemic, […]