2021 Federal Budget Not Based on Reality for Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: In analyzing the 2021 Federal budget, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers see little that will benefit grain farmers. Agriculture has been a strong contributor to Canada’s economy during COVID-19 and should be supported accordingly. Grain farmers have been early adopters of the latest technology that maximizes production and minimizes costs, but the 2021 […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Support Manitoba School Levy Rebates

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were pleased to see the reduction in the school levy in the 2021 Manitoba provincial budget. “The school levy reduction is something that farmers have been asking for years, and we are very pleased to see the government accelerating it to a 25% reduction in 2021 and a […]

Wheat Growers Support Saskatchewan 2021 Budget

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is supportive of the 2021 Saskatchewan budget and the funding that it provides to the agriculture industry across the province. “Today’s provincial budget provides the appropriate levels of support for the agriculture industry, especially during a pandemic. No new tax increases and no decrease in the budget, ensures […]

Wheat Growers Disappointed in Supreme Court Ruling on Carbon Tax

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers expressed their strong disappointment in the ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada upholding the constitutionality of the carbon tax. “The Liberal federal government’s plans to reduce greenhouse gases through taxation is ill conceived. They are placing a huge financial burden on family farms. With the ongoing increases […]

Wheat Growers Supports the CP/Kansas City Southern Rail Merger

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to support the merger of the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Class 1 rail lines. Providing rail coverage from coast to coast in Canada, the US and Mexico will benefit the seamless movement of raw resources and finished goods throughout North America. “The CP/KCS rail […]

Elimination of Canadian Wheat Board Means Investment in Agriculture is Up!

CALGARY, AB: As we approach the 2021 seeding season, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers would like to highlight the significant increase in agriculture investment that has taken place with the elimination of the single-desk system, also known as the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Until August 1, 2012, Western Canadian grain farmers were forced to use […]

Wheat Growers Support Bill C-206; An Act to Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is pleased to offer its support for Bill C-206, An Act to Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, sponsored by Phillip Lawrence, MP (Northumberland-Peterborough South). “Estimates vary from farm to farm, but some farmers have paid over $10,000 in carbon tax on their grain drying bill,” said […]

2021 Winter Grain Movement

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers offers congratulations to both CN Rail and CP for the record volume of grain and grain products moved in January 2021. “Our international customers depend upon reliable grain delivery to move our products from the local terminal to port, almost exclusively by rail. Winter months have been a […]

Federal Government’s Carbon Tax 2.0 Will Hurt Farmers

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are shocked that the federal government is hiking the carbon tax during the middle of a pandemic and with no regard to the impact on the bottom line of grain farmers. “The federal government has put a carbon tax on everything that is shipped to our farms, but […]

Federal Government Forgets About Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: With the release of the Fall Economic Statement 2020, agriculture and specifically grain farmers were expecting to be at least acknowledged as leading the economic recovery from COVID-19. “Grain farmers have met with Ottawa officials on numerous occasions and our voices have consistently fallen on deaf ears. Agriculture is a major economic driver […]

Congratulations to the Saskatchewan Party

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers congratulates the Saskatchewan Party for their victory in the provincial election. “We have enjoyed a strong relationship with government MLAs in the past and look forward to continue to build on this affiliation. The need for robust agriculture policy is imperative to ensure a strong Saskatchewan economy,” said […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Compare Saskatchewan Political Parties Ag Policy

CALGARY, AB: With the call of the Saskatchewan provincial election, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers asked each of the registered parties six questions that we thought would be of interest to our members and specifically prairie grain farmers. On September 24, 2020 the following questions were sent to each party. As of October 19, 2020, […]