Tag: Grain Growers of Canada

Grain Commission Proposes 24 Percent Cut to User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission has come out with a plan to cut its user fees by 24 percent as of August 1, 2017. In the April 22nd edition of Canada Gazette, the CGC proposed reducing the amount charged for its official inspection and weighing services by $0.44 per tonne or just under $10 million (from August 1, 2017… Read more »

Grain Growers Launch New Logo and Revamped Site

The Grain Growers of Canada chose today, the inaugural Canada’s Agriculture Day, to launch its new logo and to unveil a completely re-designed website. The Grain Growers of Canada represents 50,000 active grain, oilseed and pulse producers through its 12 provincial and regional grower groups. Its mission and mandate are to pursue a policy environment that… Read more »

Nielsen Elected Grain Growers’ President

Grain Growers of Canada has announced its executive for 2016/17, led by new president Jeff Nielsen. Nielsen, who served as vice president in 2015, represents the Western Barley Growers Association, and replaces Gary Stanford, who held the position for the three years and remains on the board representing the Alberta Wheat Commission. “It is an… Read more »

Why #GaryinGeneva Matters — Connecting with Canada’s Overseas Customers

Panel thus morning about Grain Strategies exchange rates, freights, GMO’s, all in buying decisions #GaryinGeneva pic.twitter.com/UItItUj3Hb — Gary Stanford (@senatrstanford) November 13, 2014 Many in Western Canada may be surprised to learn that the Triffid flax fiasco of 2009 is still weighing heavily on the minds of some European customers. That’s according to Gary Stanford,… Read more »

Passing Bill C-18 Is Good for Farmers, Says The Grain Growers of Canada

Editor’s note: Gary Stanford is currently in Geneva, representing Canadian farmers at the Global Grains conference. Follow along by searching the #GaryInGeneva hashtag on Twitter. Gary Stanford, farmer and president of the Grain Growers of Canada wants farmers to know that Bill C-18, the Agricultural Growth Act, contains important and positive changes to several pieces… Read more »

What are the Grain Growers of Canada Up To? An Interview with President Gary Stanford

If you’ve been on Twitter this week and happen to follow Gary Stanford (@senatrstanford), you’ll note that this newly minted president of the Grain Growers of Canada was in our nation’s capital meeting with the ag minister et al. to tackle a number of subjects that matter to Canadian farmers. Click here for all RealAgriculture’s… Read more »

Richard Phillips: Making Your Voice Heard By Government is Critical For Farmers

There are many farmers and many Canadians, that if you asked “Do you feel that government hears your voice as a farmer?”, would launch into a frustrated and angry tirade about any number of issues under their skin. In some cases that’s a legitimate expression of a system that failed them, but in a greater… Read more »