Wheat Growers Celebrates Canada’s Agricultural Day

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association has a proud history reaching back almost 50 years. Wheat growers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba grow the majority of all Canadian wheat.

“Wheat Growers are proud to play a major role in Canada’s agricultural industry. We produce over 25 million tonnes of wheat annually, exporting over 60% of it to world markets,” stated Levi Wood, President.

Amongst other uses, Canadian wheat is used for a variety of breads and baked good, pasta, livestock fee, beer, vodka and biofuel. It is one of the world’s most sought-after wheats.

“Wheat growers play a major part of Canada’s economy and our agri-food industry. We truly do feed the world. Canadians should celebrate agriculture day everyday!” closed Jim Wickett, Chair.

About the Wheat Growers:

Founded in 1970, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole. For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.

For More Information Contact:

Dave Quist, Executive Director


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