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January 29, 2020

Grain Growers of Canada call for immediate relief from ‘harvest from hell’

Following a difficult harvest season, Canadian farmers should not be expected to pay increased taxes at a time when they can afford it least OTTAWA (January 29, 2020) - On behalf of 65,000 Canadian grain, oilseed and pulse producers, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are calling for immediate action to support Canadian ...

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January 27, 2020

Grain Growers of Canada call for rapid ratification of CUSMA

The Government’s signing of CUSMA is key to establishing certainty and growth in the North American market for Canada’s grain farmers. OTTAWA (January 27, 2020) – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) is urging the Government of Canada to ratify the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) as soon as possible. In doing so, ...

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Blog Posts

November 11, 2019

Erin K. Gowriluk

GGC Op-Ed – Farm group vows to work with government

Originally published in the Western Producer, November 7, 2019

I am a western Canadian. I was born in Winnipeg, and have lived in Alberta for more than 20 years.

I now live and work in Ottawa — and right now, it is a complicated place to be.

In the aftermath of the Oct. 21 federal ...

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October 11, 2018

Jeff Nielsen

Open letter to Minister Lawrence MacAulay re: Harvest 2018

Dear Minister MacAulay,

As you are no doubt aware, this fall is proving to be a challenging one for grain farmers across Canada. From coast to coast farmers continue to face adverse weather that is having a significant impact on their ability to make progress with harvest.

It is becoming ...

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Farmer Feature

“As a farmer, I have been fortunate to take part in international trade missions, promoting Canadian grain and seeing firsthand just how in demand our products are. Canada is a trade-dependent country and our farmers can sustainably produce enough grain for export. As such, we need governments to ensure that we have strong free trade agreements (like CETA) that reduce barriers to key markets and keep Canadian grain moving.”

–Gary Stanford, grain farmer, Magrath, AB