NEWS RELEASES

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 […]

With No Alternatives the Carbon Tax Hits Farmers’ Bottom Line

“The carbon tax is a direct hit on all grain farmers bottom line.  Farmers cannot force suppliers to use alternative fuels nor can we pass the costs on to the end consumer,” said Gunter Jochum, President, Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. “We need the federal government to recognize the carbon storage that grain farmers create every year to [...]

Rule of Law Must Prevail

Calgary, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are increasingly concerned over the illegal blockades that are stopping rail traffic across Canada. In our free and democratic society, all Canadian citizens have the right to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and assembly, but they must also obey the law. “The blockades that are stopping rail traffic […]

Grain Farmers in Ottawa

Joint release from grain and oilseed farmers from Grain Farmers of Ontario, Producteurs de grains du Québec, the Atlantic Grains Council and Western Canada Wheat Growers who are in Ottawa to shine a spot light on policy priorities for the grains and oilseed farmers they represent.

Grain Farmers Left Holding an Empty Stocking

CALGARY, AB: The Communique from the Federal, Provincial and Territorial AG Ministers shows a federal government that is completely out of touch with grain farmers and the challenges that they are facing. “Grain farmers have faced the harvest from Hell, a rail strike, a government stumbling through trade issues, only to have funding go to […]

“Let’s Get the Grain Moving”

Calgary, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased that CN Rail and the Teamsters have come to a tentative agreement and that the grain can now move to market. “Our global markets depend on the timely shipping of our products. It is imperative that we are able to meet our contractual obligations,” said Gunter […]

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