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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 […]

Congratulations to Manitoba Minister of Agriculture Appointment

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers offer their congratulations to the Honourable Derek Johnson upon his appointment as the Manitoba Minister of Agriculture. “The Western Canadian Wheat Growers look forward to a continued strong relationship with the Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Derek Johnson. The Wheat Growers have played a strong role in building agriculture […]

Grain Framers Christmas Wish

CALGARY, AB: With Christmas only days away, grain farmers all across the prairies have one Christmas wish in common – that grain farmers be recognized as being carbon net-negative. Grain farmers pay tens of thousands of dollars in carbon tax directly and indirectly and the proposed federal tax credit would return less than 25% of […]

Congratulations to the New Directors on Sask Wheat Commission

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers would like to congratulate the four newly elected Directors of the Sask Wheat Development Commission. The new Directors: Robert Stone, Scott Hepworth, Jake Leguee and Brett Halstead will play key roles as the Commission continues to provide “supporting research, market development and advocacy to maximize profitable and sustainable […]

Analysis of Proposed Fertilizer Emissions Reduction Will Devastate Canadian Farmers

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are shocked by the depth of the impact of the federal government’s proposed 30% reduction in fertilizer emissions. Fertilizer Canada has had an independent analysis of the effects of the proposed emissions reduction. The analysis by Meyers Norris Penny (MNP) calculates that “If Canada adopt(s) the EU model, […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Review 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 six questions that we thought would be of interest to our members and specifically prairie grain farmers. On August 20, 2021, the following questions were sent to each party. As of September 14, 2021, we […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Launch Fertilizer Awareness Campaign

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have launched an awareness campaign focused on the federal government’s proposed 30% reduction in fertilizer emissions. “The Federal Government has stated that they want to reduce fertilizer emissions by 30%, but have no plan or details how to accomplish this. They have not consulted with farmers or industry […]

Delay of C-208 is a Slap in the Face to Family Farms

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were dismayed to learn that the federal Liberal Government and Ministry of Finance have refused to immediately implement C-208. The Bill was given Royal Assent on June 29, 2021, and yet the government has announced it will not be implemented until at least 2022. The Bill removes an […]

Removing Supply Management from Trade Agreements Ties our Negotiating Hands

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers strongly condemns Bill C-216 which seeks to remove supply management terms from the negotiation of future trade agreements. “The vast majority of Canada’s agriculture sector is exported to feed the world. This bill will tie our negotiating hands and will result in further trade disputes with countries around […]

Wheat Growers Submission on Novel Foods Regulations

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have made a submission to Health Canada’s proposed new guidance for the Novel Foods Regulation, focused on plant breeding. The Health Canada consultation addresses issues such as gene-editing and the need to better understand the technology needed to address production and environmental challenges for both today, and tomorrow. […]

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