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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 […]

Federal Investments in Dairy Fail Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: With today’s announcement that the Federal Government will invest an additional $16.9 M in the dairy sector, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers question the government’s priorities. “Over the past number of months, the federal government has pledged over $4 B to the supply management sector, for allowing foreign access to a small percentage […]

Carbon Pricing Rebates Return a Portion to Farmers

CALGARY, AB: Yesterday’s Federal Government announcement of the Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) is simply a way to bribe farmers with their own money. CAIF will be available to farmers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick. “While the federal government continues to apply and collect a carbon tax on almost everything farmers use, our […]

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 […]

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