The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) has welcomed its newest member: the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat).
Established in 2013, Sask Wheat represents 24,000 Saskatchewan farmers, and identifies and supports research, market development, and advocacy for profitable and sustainable wheat production.
“Joining GGC reinforces our commitment to working with key industry stakeholders to develop a focused approach to national priorities and ensure the views of Saskatchewan growers are heard in Ottawa,” says Sask Wheat chair, Brett Halstead. “By working together, we can help deliver the conditions that Canada’s hard-working grain farmers need to continue the growth of our sector and protect the economic viability of the family farm.”
Earlier this year, GGC announced their partnership with Sask Wheat on their ‘Road to 2050’ climate solutions initiative, focused on improving on-farm sustainability and the competitiveness of Canadian agriculture on both the domestic and international front.
With the addition of Sask Wheat, GGC now represents approximately 90,000-grain farmers across the country through their membership. This reinforces the Canadian grains sector’s commitment to standing together and willingness to work collaboratively to benefit all Canadians.