Tag: Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association

Consumer confidence towards biotech improving, says CropLife Canada

Consumer confidence in government regulations around biotechnology is improving, according to CropLife Canada polling in the country. “We’re finding the attitudes of Canadians about biotechnology is really getting better,” says Dennis Prouse, vice president, government affairs, CropLife Canada, in the video below. “Our actual research finds that Canadian attitudes have taken a good jump forward,… Read more »

Carbon tax plan headlines Manitoba budget

The Manitoba government says it’s going to give the revenue from the federally-mandated carbon tax back to Manitobans through tax reductions elsewhere. Several farm groups questioned how agriculture will be impacted by the carbon plan following the release of the provincial budget on Monday by Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen. “Farmers don’t have the option… Read more »

Wheat Growers announce new management

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is taking a different approach than most other farm organizations with its management. Rather than hiring internal staff, the voluntary farmer-run advocacy group has contracted Osborne Interim Management to look after day-to-day operations, policy development, stakeholder engagement and communications. The Osborne team includes Dave Quist as Executive Director, Norm… Read more »

Wheat Grower Groups in Canada and the U.S. Support Open Cross-Border Trade

This is an op-ed submitted by Levi Wood, Saskatchewan wheat farmer and president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association; and Jason Scott, U.S. Wheat Associates chair and Maryland wheat farmer. Since the end of the Canadian Wheat Board’s government monopoly control over the marketing of western Canadian wheat, there has been a great deal… Read more »

Wheat Growers Call for Refund on Grain Commission User Fees

The Canadian Grain Commission’s large surplus from user fees over the last few years needs be drawn down and returned to farmers, says the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. The group has launched a petition, noting that since 2013, the CGC has accumulated at least $100 million from the roughly $1.80/tonne in fees charged to… Read more »