Grain Growers of Canada welcomes new members

Grain Growers of Canada welcomed four new members at the group’s annual summer meeting in Guelph, Ont. last week.

Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO), Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, and Producteurs de grains du Québec joined the national crop producer policy organization.

“From our perspective, GFO needed a strong voice in Ottawa that represented farmers,” noted GFO CEO Barry Senft on RealAg Radio on Friday.

The Manitoba Oat Growers Association also signed on, replacing the Prairie Oat Growers Association.

GFO president Markus Haerle was appointed Grain Growers’ vice president, the role previously filled by the Prairie Oat Growers’ Art Enns, while Jeff Nielsen of the Western Barley Growers Association continues as president.

Grain Growers’ membership now includes 16 provincial, regional and national grower associations.


Kelvin Heppner

Kelvin Heppner is a field editor and radio host for RealAgriculture and RealAg Radio. He's been reporting on agriculture on the prairies and across Canada since 2008(ish). He farms with his family near Altona, Manitoba, and is on Twitter at @realag_kelvin. @realag_kelvin


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