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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 […]

Wheat Growers Announce New Chair

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Board of Directors are pleased to announce that at their last meeting, Saskatchewan Director, Daryl Fransoo was elected as the new Chair effective immediately. “I am honoured to have the support of the Board of Directors to move into the role of Chair. The Wheat Growers have been […]

Wheat Growers Support Our Truckers

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers would like to acknowledge and thank our long and short-haul truckers for the vitally important work that they are doing under the current difficult circumstances. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 regulations in place, many facilities are denying drivers access to bathroom facilities. “All Canadians are relying on these modern-day […]

April Fool’s Day Carbon Tax Increase is Fooling No One

CALGARY, AB: In the midst of a global pandemic, the Federal Government is using April Fool’s Day to increase the carbon tax from $20/tonne to $30/tonne. At a time when hundreds of thousands of people are being laid off and many businesses are at least temporarily closing, the tax on just about everything is increasing. […]

Federal Carbon Tax Implementation Must Be Cancelled

CALGARY, AB: With the April 1 implementation deadline looming, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers are calling for the federal government to eliminate the move to increase the carbon tax from $20 to $30/tonne for those provinces under the federal backstop. “The Canadian economy is facing a serious challenge. Adding a 50% increase in the carbon […]

Canada’s Agriculture Sector Needs Temporary Foreign Workers

Calgary, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call for an adjustment in the newly invoked travel restrictions that were put in place this week. The new rules put in place to combat COVID-19 are necessarily far reaching, but have also put our food value chain at risk. It is estimated that Canada needs approximately 60,000 […]

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