Tag: Danny Penner

How Do Farmers Who Want it Push for Changes to Grower Group Structure?

The discussion around proposed changes to the check-off funded associations in Western Canada is growing significantly. No, not everyone is on-side with the idea — many grower group members feel they best serve the commodity’s interest individually, and are opposed to joining ranks across provinces and especially not nationally. Danny Penner is one of those,… Read more »

Shape Your Future — Why it’s Time to Choose a New Model for Cereal Development

The loss of the CWB monopoly was felt more as a ripple than a tsunami in the daily marketing lives of most western Canadian farmers. What many have come to realize, however, is that the role of the CWB extended far beyond the selling of wheat and barley on behalf of farmers. Like it or… Read more »

Reorganizing & Consolidating Commissions a Must for Farmer Groups — Danny Penner et al.

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to the federal ag minister and several producer groups earlier this month. We are writing to request your support for the creation of a new producer-driven national farm organization that would work to solidify marketing systems for grains, oilseeds, pulses and special crops. While it is widely agreed that… Read more »