Federal Budget Fails Entrepreneurial Grain Farmers

Calgary, AB — (March 20, 2019): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers put a failing grade on the 2019 Federal Budget announced yesterday. What little is contained in the budget for agriculture only fixes problems that the federal government has previously created. The new exclusion of the carbon tax on cardlock fuel should never have been necessary. Compensation for sectors that are impacted by…

Wheat Growers Offer Support for the 2019 Saskatchewan Budget

Calgary, AB — (March 20, 2019): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers were pleased with the 2019 Saskatchewan Provincial budget. The introduction of a balanced budget with a vision of future surpluses and economic certainty. “WCWGA believes we don’t need more and more funding from government. We need a government that will fight for us and has the proper rules and regulations in…

Wheat Growers Welcome Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau as new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Calgary, AB — (March 1, 2019): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers would like to welcome the new Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau. “We look forward to continuing the strong relationship that the Wheat Growers have had with the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and department officials. Agriculture is a strong part of the Canadian economy, and we…

Wheat Growers Support Saskatchewan Government Action Against a Federally Imposed Carbon Tax

Calgary, AB — (February 19, 2019): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association supports the action taken by the Province of Saskatchewan, and others, to oppose the imposition of a carbon tax by the federal government. “Farmers will fully bear the cost of this tax, shrinking our margins even further. We have no way to pass these costs on to end users. Farmers have been leaders with…

Seed Value Creation Consultation

Calgary, AB — (January 16, 2019): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call for continued consultation around the issue of Seed Value Creation. Throughout the regional meetings being held across the prairies, Wheat Grower Directors have actively contributed to the discussions. “The challenge is that public breeding costs are not being covered. It is treated as a subsidized public good.…