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April 24, 2017

GGC statement on proposed regulation to accelerate reduction of Grain Commission fees

April 24, 2017 (OTTAWA) – “Grain Growers of Canada is pleased to see the April 22 Canada Gazette Part 1 notice that proposes an early reduction of Canadian Grain Commission outward inspection fees as of August 1, 2017. The accelerated reduction is ahead of the original schedule of new user fees which would have started April 1, 2018. This ...

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April 12, 2017

Statement from Grain Growers of Canada re: consultation on Cash Ticket Deferrals

April 12, 2017 (OTTAWA) - The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) supports maintaining the current cash ticket deferral option available for grains as an important and integrated business financial tool. It is used by grain farmers to manage cash flow and balance their income from one year to the next.   Grain ...

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Blog Posts

March 20, 2017

Jeff Nielsen

Call for farmer action: Pest Management Regulatory Agency review of Imidacloprid

On November 23, 2016, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) announced a proposed phase out of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid based on perceived risks to aquatic invertebrates.

Grain Growers, along with other grain groups, has serious concerns with the methodology and narrow data set used to come to this decision. We ...

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February 27, 2017

Gary Stanford

Twenty years of genetically engineered crops grown in Canada

This year marks the twentieth year that we have been growing genetically-engineered or “GE” crops here in Canada. During this time, farmers, like me and my family, have experienced first-hand the benefit that these new technologies bring to my business.

Ninety per cent or more of Canadian canola, corn, soybeans ...

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Farmer Feature

“Erratic weather patterns have become the norm on my farm but innovations in plant genetics are helping us deal with those challenges. Today, crops like canola are able to withstand adversities that would have been devastating 20 years ago. Many of our crops and conditions are specific to Canada and research investment here is critical to ensuring our competitive advantage growing and selling our crops in international markets.”

–Margaret Hansen, grain farmer, Moose Jaw, SK