Canada's Wheat is Safe

Calgary, AB — (June 15, 2018): Canada’s wheat system is the safest in the world. From the seed cleaning to the planting and harvesting, every stage has rigorous inspections and meets the highest standards. The recent announcement of a few unidentified GM wheat plants should not cause alarm and in fact demonstrates the effectiveness of the system. “The fact this handful of GM…

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Do Not Support a Carbon Tax

Calgary, AB — (May 31, 2018): This week Federal Minister of Agriculture MacAulay stated in the Senate, “…you would find that most farmers support the moves we have made to make sure that we put a tax on carbon.” This is simply not correct. “I’m not sure who has been briefing Minister MacAulay, but he is dead wrong if he thinks that most farmers support a…

C-49 Transportation Modernization Act Receives Royal Assent

Calgary, AB — (May 23, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is very pleased that Bill C-49, Amendments to the Transportation Act has received Royal Assent. “C-49 will give Canada’s export grain markets assurance that we can deliver the safest, most nutritious, highest quality product on time. This is crucial as we move into our 2018 growing season and foreign…

Western Canadian Wheat Growers Supports Saskatchewan Constitutional Reference Case

Calgary, AB — (April 25, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association supports the move by the province of Saskatchewan to file a constitutional reference in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal regarding the federal imposition of a carbon tax. “Saskatchewan growers are the most efficient, productive and environmentally friendly growers in the world; our farms are our…

Will the Trains Run on Time – Or at All?

Calgary, AB — (April 19, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers calls upon the federal government to prepare for a strike by CP Rail. “Wheat growers have suffered through the abysmal rail transportation problems this past growing season and now may have to face a strike by CP Rail. This is making a bad problem even worse,” said Levi Wood, President. The WCWG…