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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, […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers 50th Anniversary Convention Cancelled

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers today announced that the 50th Anniversary convention, scheduled for November 24 and 25, 2020 in Regina has been cancelled. “We have reviewed the health and safety regulations for group gatherings and determined that it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel this year’s convention. This is very unfortunate, […]

Conservative Party Leadership Candidates Response to Agriculture Policy Issues

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have surveyed the four Conservative Party leadership candidates regarding their position on six specific agriculture policies. The six questions are: 1. As the next leader of the CPC, what would your top priorities be for farmers and the agriculture industry across the prairies? 2. What is your position […]

Wheat Growers Celebrate the Implementation of the USMCA Agreement

CALGARY, AB: As we enter the half-way point of 2020, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers are relieved to support the implementation of the long awaited USMCA. Twenty-twenty has been a challenging year for many people, farmers and businesses, but agriculture can be the cornerstone of a rebuilt economy. “Neighbours trading with neighbours, that’s what the […]

“Warriors for Wheat” – A Proud History of the Wheat Growers Chapter 3 – Fair Trade; Free Trade

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2020. As a part of their celebration activities, the history of the past 25 years has been described in a book, “Warriors for Wheat.” Over the next several weeks, each chapter will be highlighted. Chapter 3 – Fair Trade; Free Trade discusses […]

“Warriors for Wheat” – A Proud History of the Wheat Growers Chapter 2 – Duality, Not Dismantling

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2020. As a part of their celebration activities, the history of the past 25 years has been described in a book, “Warriors for Wheat.” Over the next several weeks, each chapter will be highlighted. Chapter 2 – Duality, Not Dismantling was an […]

“Warriors for Wheat” – A Proud History of the Wheat Growers Chapter 1 – As the Crow Flies…Ready for Battle

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2020. As a part of their celebration activities, the history of the past 25 years has been described in a book, “Warriors for Wheat“. Over the next several weeks, each chapter will be highlighted. In Chapter 1 – As the Crow Flies…Ready […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Speak Out on the Federal Government

CALGARY, AB: Today the Western Canadian Wheat Growers released an open op-ed entitled: Grain Farmers – The Federal Government’s Forgotten Sector. The op-ed speaks to the challenges that grain farmers are currently facing, both before and during the COVID-19 crisis. Topics include carbon tax, environment, international trade, business risk management, crop insurance, transportation and broadband. […]

Book Launch – “Warriors For Wheat”

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to launch their 50th Anniversary Book, “Warriors For Wheat”. Founded in 1970, the Wheat Growers have been actively engaged in agriculture policy at both the federal and provincial levels of government and instrumental in several significant policy changes. The book was originally scheduled to be released […]

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