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Wheat Growers Support the Removal of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs; Now We Must Approve the USMCA

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased that the Canadian and American governments have reached an agreement to remove the tariffs on steel and aluminum. “These tariffs only had the potential to drive up the costs of agriculture equipment and standing in the way of the approval of the United States Mexico Canada […]

Wheat Growers Oppose Carbon Tax Ruling

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is disappointed by today’s ruling that the federal government may impose a carbon tax onto the provinces. “Today’s ruling denies the premise that provinces are best able to deal with the issues that impact them. Agriculture environmental policy and its implementation is best managed by the provincial government […]

Wheat Growers React to Federal Canola Funding

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers today reacted to the announcement by the federal government that it will increase the amount that can be loaned to canola farmers under the cash advance program. “The China decision to block canola has had a major impact on grain farmers with no end in sight. Farmers don’t […]

Wheat Growers Congratulates New Alberta UCP Government

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to congratulate the newly sworn in provincial government and cabinet. “The Wheat Growers stand ready to work with the new Alberta government and ensure that grain farmers are able to freely access both domestic and international export markets. Together, we have decades of experience and we […]

Wheat Growers Congratulates Premier Kenney and the UCP

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers would like to congratulate Premier Elect Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party on their strong win in Alberta. “Wheat Growers support the values of lower taxes, smaller government and the elimination of the ill-formed carbon tax. We look forward to working with the new provincial government to […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Compare Alberta Political Parties Ag Policy

CALGARY, AB: With the call of the provincial election in Alberta, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers asked each of the registered parties five questions that we thought would be of interest to our members and grain farmers. On March 22, 2019 the following questions were sent to each party. On April 3, 2019 we sent […]

Wheat Growers Announces New President

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased to announce the election of a new president. At the March Board meeting, Gunter Jochum (Manitoba) was unanimously elected as the next President. “I’m honoured to have the trust of the Wheat Growers Board of Directors to represent this dedicated group of people. Wheat Grower […]

Wheat Growers Oppose the Imposition of a Carbon Tax

CALGARY, AB: The imposition of a carbon tax on Saskatchewan and Manitoba farmers is not an April Fools Joke. As the federal government forces an unwanted carbon tax onto farmers on April 1, the federal government is reducing farmers profit margins even further. “The carbon tax will financially hurt farmers. At a time when there […]

Wheat Growers Calls for Ag Trade Mission

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers supports the Prime Minister’s consideration to send a high-level delegation to China to bring certainty to Canadian canola exports. “On March 25, the Wheat Growers called for the Ministers of Agriculture and Agri-Food, International Trade Diversification and Foreign Affairs to make this issue their top priority. We’re pleased […]

Time for Canadian Government to Engage on China Trade

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers demands that the Federal Government stands up for farmers on the China trade file. In the past crop year farmers have lost access to the Italian durum market as well as the pulse market in India. Now China has cut off Canadian canola exports and in the past […]

Federal Budget Fails Entrepreneurial Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers put a failing grade on the 2019 Federal Budget announced yesterday. What little is contained in the budget for agriculture only fixes problems that the federal government has previously created. The new exclusion of the carbon tax on cardlock fuel should never have been necessary. Compensation for sectors […]

Wheat Growers Offer Support for the 2019 Saskatchewan Budget

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were pleased with the 2019 Saskatchewan Provincial budget. The introduction of a balanced budget with a vision of future surpluses and economic certainty. “WCWGA believes we don’t need more and more funding from government. We need a government that will fight for us and has the proper rules […]

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