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…

Wheat Growers Congratulate New SK Minister of Agriculture – Hon. David Marit

Calgary, AB — (August 16, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association congratulates the Hon. David Marit upon his appointment as the Minister of Agriculture for Saskatchewan. “The Wheat Growers has a long history of working closely with the past Ministers of Agriculture in Saskatchewan and we look forward to working with Minister Marit in the future. The issues of carbon…

Federal Government Needs to Ratify the CPTPP

Calgary, AB — (July 30, 2018): The Western Canadian Wheat Growers calls for the immediate ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. “The Canadian government has invested $3 Billion in agriculture in an effort to grow trade and expand markets, but has not yet taken the obvious step of ratifying the CPTPP in order to open export…