On Canadian Agriculture Day, Wheat Growers Demand Some Science from Canada’s Chief Science Advisor

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers expressed dismay at a meeting of the Commons Standing Committee on Science and Research where Canada’s Chief Science Advisor informed that she had not been asked, nor had determined, if mandated fertilizer reductions would impact food production in Canada. As science advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer’s mandate is clear. [...]

Wheat Growers React to New Agriculture Canada Priorities – “Agriculture Canada Has Been Ideologically Captured” – President

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers reacted to news reported in Western Producer that Agriculture Canada has issued new priorities for its research – priorities that do not reflect the needs of the sector or consumers, but instead reflect climate and other goals that could be at odds with agricultural best practices. Agriculture Canada [...]

Wheat Growers Express Concern Over Federal Consultation on “Sustainable Agriculture” – “Regulations Don’t Create Sustainability”

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers reacted to the announcement yesterday that the federal government will undertake consultations aimed at providing a “coordinated approach to improving the agriculture sector’s environmental performance and sustainability.” Coming on the heels of proposals to “voluntarily” limit the use of fertilizer, and in the context of this government’s aggressive [...]

New Polling Data – Farmers Overwhelmingly Opposed to Proposed Fertilizer Emissions Cut

CALGARY, AB: New polling data from iFusion Research demonstrates the federal government’s proposed 30% fertilizer emissions cut is on the wrong side of the opinions of those who know this area best – farmers. The research was conducted at the end of August and shows, among other findings, that farmers oppose the reduction targets by [...]

Wheat Growers Challenge Proposed Fertilizer Reduction – “Will lead to broke farmers, food insecurity, inflation” – Submission to Federal Government

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have taken a firm stand in opposition to a proposed cut of 30% to nitrogen-based fertilizer emission reduction in a submission to the federal government. The policy attempts to reduce greenhouse gases, but the actual reduction would be infinitesimal, and the impact on the food in Canada, and […]

Ten Years of Marketing Freedom

CALGARY, AB: On August 1, 2012, Western Canadian grain farmers will celebrate the end of the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly on the sale of wheat and barley and the freedom to sell their own crops. After decades of lobbying, court battles and public debate, it became legal for all Canadian grain farmers to sell their […]

Conservative Party Leadership Candidates Response to Agriculture Policy Issues

CALGARY, AB: With the Conservative Party of Canada Leadership selection underway, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers have surveyed the approved candidates regarding their position on seven specific agriculture policies. The 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? […]

Federal-Provincial-Territorial AG Minister’s Real Priorities

CALGARY, AB: With the FPT Agriculture Minister’s set to meet this week in Saskatchewan, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers urge the discussion to focus on the reality facing Canadian grain farmers. Over the past several years, the federal government has introduced policies that only harm Canadians’ food security. “Canadians are facing the highest inflation rate […]

Wheat Growers PMRA Review Submission re: Pest Control Products Act

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have made their submission to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s review of the Pest Control Products Act. Canada’s pesticide regulatory system is one of the most robust science-based regulatory systems in the world. Reviews of our regulatory systems should be done on a regular basis to ensure that […]

Congratulations to CP Rail and TCRC

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers offer congratulations to both CP Rail and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference for reaching an agreement to enter into binding arbitration and ending the current work stoppage. “Canada’s rail system is crucial for our food security, maintaining and growing our economy and the movement of goods all across […]

Rail Strike Hurts Everyone – Immediate Back To Work Legislation Required

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers hold the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference accountable for the CP Rail strike that will disrupt the movement of goods all across the country. “At a time when the Canadian economy has been reeling from supply chain problems, COVID-19, the highest inflation in over a decade, and now the […]

CP Rail Stoppage Hurts Everyone

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are disappointed that CP Rail and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) have not been able to reach an agreement to ensure seamless rail transportation. With CP serving lockout notice, an interruption in rail service will be devastating. “It is inconceivable that grain farmers would be facing a CP […]

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