Wheat Growers Congratulates New Alberta UCP Government

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are pleased to congratulate the newly sworn in provincial government and cabinet.

“The Wheat Growers stand ready to work with the new Alberta government and ensure that grain farmers are able to freely access both domestic and international export markets. Together, we have decades of experience and we are willing to share and help shape agriculture policy in Alberta,” said Gunter Jochum, President.

Agriculture in Alberta and nationally has been facing numerous challenges. Canola, wheat, pulse exports to China, Italy, India, Vietnam and Peru have all been thwarted in recent months and years. These problems need strong informed leadership and we believe that the new Alberta government will be allies in solving these challenges.

“We are particularly pleased with the announcement of Devin Dreeshen as Minister of Agriculture and Forestry. Minister Dreeshen is a recent member of the Wheat Growers’ Board of Directors and stepped down to run provincially in 2018. It is appropriate that as we anticipate improvements to agriculture policy in Alberta, that we have an active farmer in the role of Minister,” stated Stephen Vandervalk, VP Alberta.

Wheat Growers ask Minister Dreeshen to call upon his former colleagues as needed in the days ahead. Wheat Growers look forward to this cooperation.

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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