Western wheat growers group blasts Budget 2018

The 370-page document makes hardly any mention of the farming and food sectors – and that isn’t sitting well with at least one Canadian farm group. In a statement Tuesday, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association said it was “appalled” by the fact the budget “contained nothing for agriculture.”

2018 Federal Budget Ignores Agriculture

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association was appalled that the 2018 Federal Budget contained nothing for agriculture. Grain growers alone contribute over $30 billion to the Canadian economy and the federal government has chosen to ignore this major contribution. “Ignoring the farming community is something that farmers are used to but refuse to […]

Growers Review the Good, Bad, and Ugly in 2017 Government Budgets

CALGARY, AB: Today, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association commented on the federal and provincial budgets tabled this afternoon, as well as those tabled and impending during this 2017 budget cycle. “In the federal budget today, it was great to see some priority spending focusing on critical infrastructure, such as the announced National Trade Corridors […]

Wheat Growers Welcome Tax Reductions for Farmers

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association welcomes the tax relief for farmers announced in yesterday’s federal budget. The increase in the capital gains exemption and the decline in the small business tax rate will help reduce the tax burden on farmers. “These tax measures help facilitate the transfer of the family farm to the […]