NEWS RELEASES

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 […]

Wheat Growers Welcome Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau as new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers would like to welcome the new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau. “We look forward to continuing the strong relationship that the Wheat Growers have had with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and department officials. Agriculture is a strong part of the Canadian economy, […]

Wheat Growers Support Saskatchewan Government Action Against a Federally Imposed Carbon Tax

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association supports the action taken by the Province of Saskatchewan, and others, to oppose the imposition of a carbon tax by the federal government. “Farmers will fully bear the cost of this tax, shrinking our margins even further. We have no way to pass these costs on to […]

Seed Value Creation Consultation

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call for continued consultation around the issue of Seed Value Creation. Throughout the regional meetings being held across the prairies, Wheat Grower Directors have actively contributed to the discussions. “The challenge is that public breeding costs are not being covered. It is treated as a subsidized public good. […]

Health Canada Confirms Safety of Glyphosate

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are very pleased and proud that Health Canada has completed a thorough scientific review of glyphosate and stands by their previous decision that glyphosate is approved for continued use in Canada, dispelling the objections of critics. “Glyphosate is a crucial input for our crops. Used correctly, it reduces […]

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