The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) welcomes Kyle Larkin as its new executive director. Larkin will assume the post from interim ED, Tyler Bjornson. Prior to joining the GGC, Larkin served as vice-president at Impact Public Affairs, a national public affairs firm. Prior to this, he held key positions in various offices on Parliament Hill,… Read More

The Canada Grains Council has hired a new president. Erin Gowriluk, who has served as the executive director of Grain Growers of Canada since 2019, will become the Grains Council’s president effective Monday, April 17th. Her experience also includes working in government relations and policy roles for the Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions, and Syngenta… Read More

The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) have enlisted the support of CropLife Canada in its ‘Road to 2050’ climate-solution initiative. The Road to 2050 will focus on innovation, research and beneficial management practices, representing a practical and proactive approach to tackling climate change. Recommendations, GGC says, will help guide government policies and programming directed at… Read More

The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are pleased to welcome Corteva Agriscience Canada and Fertilizer Canada as partners on the Road to 2050 climate solution initiative. Fertilizer Canada’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship is a key pillar of the initiative. The Road to 2050 climate initiative will issue recommendations intended to guide government policies and programming directed… Read More

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… Read More

The House of Commons’ agriculture committee is reviewing Bill C-234, the private member’s bill that would exempt fuel used for barn heating and grain drying from the federal government’s carbon tax. The bill received strong support at second reading in the House of Commons back in May, with the Conservatives, NDP, Bloc, Greens, and one… Read More

Several organizations that represent grain farmers from across Canada are raising concerns about the federal government’s push to add environmental incentives or criteria to business risk management (BRM) programs, such as crop insurance, AgriStability, or AgriInvest. As part of the negotiations for Canada’s next five-year agricultural policy framework, federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau is urging… Read More

If there’s one thing clear in Canada’s Emissions Reduction Plan, it’s that very few things are completely clear. Take for example what agriculture is expected to deliver in emissions reductions. It’s either a reduction of one percent, as listed on page 90, or an increase of one per cent as listed on page 219. Or… Read More

Grain Growers of Canada has announced a “Road to 2050″ initiative aimed at helping the Canadian government work toward its commitment of net-zero emissions by 2050. “The ‘Road to 2050’ will propose a path forward that focuses on innovation, research and beneficial management practices. This will boost productivity while continuing to enhance soil quality, improving… Read More

 

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