With No Alternatives the Carbon Tax Hits Farmers’ Bottom Line

“The carbon tax is a direct hit on all grain farmers bottom line.  Farmers cannot force suppliers to use alternative fuels nor can we pass the costs on to the end consumer,” said Gunter Jochum, President, Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. “We need the federal government to recognize the carbon storage that grain farmers create every year to [...]

Rule of Law Must Prevail

Calgary, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are increasingly concerned over the illegal blockades that are stopping rail traffic across Canada. In our free and democratic society, all Canadian citizens have the right to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and assembly, but they must also obey the law. “The blockades that are stopping rail traffic […]

Grain Farmers in Ottawa

Joint release from grain and oilseed farmers from Grain Farmers of Ontario, Producteurs de grains du Québec, the Atlantic Grains Council and Western Canada Wheat Growers who are in Ottawa to shine a spot light on policy priorities for the grains and oilseed farmers they represent.

Grain Farmers Left Holding an Empty Stocking

CALGARY, AB: The Communique from the Federal, Provincial and Territorial AG Ministers shows a federal government that is completely out of touch with grain farmers and the challenges that they are facing. “Grain farmers have faced the harvest from Hell, a rail strike, a government stumbling through trade issues, only to have funding go to […]

“Let’s Get the Grain Moving”

Calgary, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased that CN Rail and the Teamsters have come to a tentative agreement and that the grain can now move to market. “Our global markets depend on the timely shipping of our products. It is imperative that we are able to meet our contractual obligations,” said Gunter […]

Wheat Growers Launch NoFarmCarbonTax Petition

CALGARY, AB: With the new federal cabinet being sworn in, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers are launching a new “NoFarmCarbonTax” petition and website. A letter has been sent to the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food as well as the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change to detail the financial burden that the carbon […]

Wheat Growers Call on Federal Government to Order CN Rail Back to Work

Calgary, AB: With today’s announcement that CN train conductors and railyard coordinators have gone on strike, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers call upon the federal government to take all steps necessary for an immediate return to work. “When farmer’s grain doesn’t move to market, farmers don’t get paid. After this year’s difficult harvest, the last […]

Saskatchewan International Trade Offices Will Boost Agriculture Markets

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers congratulate the Saskatchewan government for opening three new trade offices in Japan, India and Singapore, supplementing the current offices in Shanghai, China and Washington DC. “It is encouraging to see that the Saskatchewan government is taking international trade seriously by opening offices in key markets around the world. […]

Wheat Growers Ready to Tackle Agriculture Issues with all Federal Parties in the Next Government

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers anticipates working with all elected parties in the next federal government. “The Wheat Growers thank all the political parties for their hard work. Now that the election semantics are over, we look forward to getting down to business on the high priority agriculture issues that impact all of […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Compare Federal Political Parties Ag Policy

CALGARY, AB: With the call of the federal election, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers asked each of the registered parties five questions that we thought would be of interest to our members and specifically prairie grain farmers. On September 11, 2019 the following questions were sent to each party. As of October 14, 2019, we […]

Wheat Growers Congratulate CP and CN for Record Grain Movement

CALGARY, AB: Congratulations are due to both CP and CN Rail for their record grain hauls in the past year. Both rail lines have filed their performance reports to July 31, as well as their 2019 – 2020 grain plan. “In spite of the agriculture trade disputes that we have around the world, which have […]

Federal Government Ignores Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were stunned to see that Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Bibeau has delivered another $1.75 Billion dollars to the supply management sector. This brings the total funding to over $5.75 Billion. “This is simply electioneering on behalf of our federal government. Dairy farmers in Quebec are receiving funding whereas […]