Seed Value Creation is Long Overdue

Ottawa, ON - (November 26, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association firmly supports efforts to create value in the seed sector and reward those investing in breeding. “Why wouldn’t farmers want both public and private breeders to develop new wheat varieties to provide more technology and choice?” says Gunter Jochum, Manitoba farmer, Director of the Wheat Growers, and…

CPTPP Now Closer to Implementation

Calgary, AB — (October 30, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased that Canada has given Royal Assent to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). As the fifth country to ratify the agreement, the CPTPP only needs one more partner country to ratify before it comes into force. Once the sixth country ratifies the agreement, virtually all…

A "Price on Pollution" is a Carbon Tax

Calgary, AB — (October 29, 2018): The release of the federal government’s carbon tax will further increase the price of inputs that farmers must bear. While the good news is that the farm use of gas and diesel fuel will be exempt, there are many other input costs that the government is adding a carbon tax to. “The cost of bringing a required part to my farm just…

Manitoba is Aboard the “No Carbon Tax” Train

Calgary, AB — (October 4, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is pleased that one more province has rejected the proposed federal carbon tax. Manitoba has listened to its citizens across the province and opposed federal interference. “The Wheat Growers Association has argued for years that a tax on food production will hurt farmers, take away from our narrow margins, and cost…