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May 19, 2017

Rail Bill promises long-term solutions for grain shipping in Canada

Concerns remain regarding the sunset of extended interswitching clause on August 1, 2017 May 19, 2017 (OTTAWA) - Grain Growers of Canada, the national voice of grain farmers, was pleased to see the May 16 introduction of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act. The Bill contains many of the proposals long advocated by the grain ...

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May 19, 2017

Crop Logistics Working Group Resumes Important Work Under Fourth Mandate

Winnipeg, Manitoba – May 19, 2017 Representatives from across the grains value chain welcomed this week’s announcement by Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay that the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) would be re-established for a fourth mandate. The important work of the CLWG includes providing a regular forum for grain industry stakeholders to ...

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Blog Posts

September 20, 2017

Jeff Nielsen

Call for MP Action – Corporate Tax Changes put family farms at risk

Today, I sent the following message to all Liberal MPs asking them to speak for farmers and seek a delay on corporate tax changes. It is imperative that we take the time to get this right!

Jeff

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Good afternoon,

I am writing to you today both as President of the ...

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August 17, 2017

GGC

Call for Farmer Action – PMRA Decision on Lambda-cyhalothrin

As you may be aware, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada has proposed a re-evaluation decision for Lambda-cyhalothrin (most commonly known as Matador) which would see the cancellation of use of the product for all food and feed commodities as well as indoor residential application.

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Farmer Feature

“As a grain farmer, I rely on an efficient and reliable rail service to deliver my product to markets all around the world. In 2013/2014 grain farmers saw just how vital this system is when we could not capitalize on high oat bids in the US because of shipping issues. As a result, some of our most reliable customers sourced product from other countries to meet their demands – and they continue to do so now. An unbalanced grain handling system puts me, and all farmers, at a competitive disadvantage and has a direct impact on my bottom line.”

–Art Enns, grain farmer, Morris, MB