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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. […]

Wheat Growers Supports the CN/Kansas City Southern Rail Merger

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to support the proposed merger of the Canadian National and Kansas City Southern Class 1 rail lines. The seamless movement of raw and finished goods throughout North America will benefit the Canadian, US and Mexican economies. Canadian companies that import or export materials or finished goods […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Submit Recommendations for Grain Act Modernization

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers have made their submission to the Government of Canada regarding the recommended changes to the Canada Grain Act. The Canada Grain Act was last updated in 1985 and is significantly outdated. The submission may be found here. “The Wheat Growers have long seen the need to update the […]

2021 Federal Budget Not Based on Reality for Grain Farmers

CALGARY, AB: In analyzing the 2021 Federal budget, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers see little that will benefit grain farmers. Agriculture has been a strong contributor to Canada’s economy during COVID-19 and should be supported accordingly. Grain farmers have been early adopters of the latest technology that maximizes production and minimizes costs, but the 2021 […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Support Manitoba School Levy Rebates

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were pleased to see the reduction in the school levy in the 2021 Manitoba provincial budget. “The school levy reduction is something that farmers have been asking for years, and we are very pleased to see the government accelerating it to a 25% reduction in 2021 and a […]

Wheat Growers Support Saskatchewan 2021 Budget

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is supportive of the 2021 Saskatchewan budget and the funding that it provides to the agriculture industry across the province. “Today’s provincial budget provides the appropriate levels of support for the agriculture industry, especially during a pandemic. No new tax increases and no decrease in the budget, ensures […]

Wheat Growers Disappointed in Supreme Court Ruling on Carbon Tax

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers expressed their strong disappointment in the ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada upholding the constitutionality of the carbon tax. “The Liberal federal government’s plans to reduce greenhouse gases through taxation is ill conceived. They are placing a huge financial burden on family farms. With the ongoing increases […]

Wheat Growers Supports the CP/Kansas City Southern Rail Merger

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to support the merger of the Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Class 1 rail lines. Providing rail coverage from coast to coast in Canada, the US and Mexico will benefit the seamless movement of raw resources and finished goods throughout North America. “The CP/KCS rail […]

Elimination of Canadian Wheat Board Means Investment in Agriculture is Up!

CALGARY, AB: As we approach the 2021 seeding season, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers would like to highlight the significant increase in agriculture investment that has taken place with the elimination of the single-desk system, also known as the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Until August 1, 2012, Western Canadian grain farmers were forced to use […]

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