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…

Stay the Course Saskatchewan Budget

Calgary, AB — (April 11, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association supports the proposed 2018/19 Saskatchewan budget. “No new taxes is good for everyone in the province. Having a plan to return to a surplus budget in two years is good for Saskatchewan” stated Daryl Fransoo, Director. “I am particularly pleased to see the addition of over $11 M allocated…

Wheat Growers Pleased that Senate Passes C-49

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased that the Senate has finally passed Bill C-49.  “This bill has taken far too long to pass, but I am pleased that the Senate has adopted our amendments and completed this process.  The disruption in the movement of our grain hurts farmers, our export markets and reflects poorly on Canadian agriculture,” stated Daryl…

Impact of 2018 Manitoba Budget on Producers

Calgary, AB — (March 13, 2018): The 2018 Manitoba provincial budget was released with only one major highlight for Manitoba producers. “The good news coming from this budget is a rise in the small business tax deduction from $450,000 to $500,000 - this will put Manitoba in line with the other Prairie provinces,” stated, William Pallister  Manitoba…