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

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

Farm organizations from across the spectrum of Canadian agriculture welcomed the introduction of Bill C-234 in the House of Commons on Monday. The private member’s bill sponsored by Ben Lobb, the Conservative MP for Huron-Bruce, would amend the federal government’s carbon pricing legislation to provide an exemption from the carbon tax for natural gas and… Read More

With just over a month of an election campaign, agriculture groups are being creative and using multiple platforms to get their message out on what they’d like to see as part of election platforms of the major political parties. The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Grain Growers of Canada both promoted their wish lists… Read More

Sitting on multiple boards during a lifetime is an invaluable experience. Having dedicated board members involved in policy and agriculture commissions can spark real change for agriculture in Canada. Jeff Nielsen spent time as a director of the Alberta Barley Commission, and as the chair — through the position’s various names — of Grain Growers… Read More

The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) have elected a new executive board for the upcoming year. Andre Harpe will take a spot as the new chair, and William van Tassel and Brendan Phillips as vice-chairs. Harpe, who farms in Valhalla Centre, Alta., says he looks forward to continuing the organization’s rich history of representing grain… Read More

The in-person meetings aren’t happening on Parliament Hill, but that doesn’t mean lobbying efforts on behalf of farmers have stopped. For this episode of RealAg LIVE! host Shaun Haney is joined by Erin Gowriluk, executive director of the Grain Growers of Canada, to recap last week’s Grain Week, how lobbying has changed during COVID-19, what’s… Read More

Editor’s note: The federal government announced an extension of the application window through the Ministry of Finance on August 31. The deadline to apply to the Canadian Emergency Business Account (CEBA) is Monday, August 31. With just days to go before the application window closes, many in agriculture, including producer groups, are calling on the… Read More

 

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