March 23, 2020
In response to today's announcement by the federal government, we would like to extend our appreciation for their recognition of the essential role that farmers play in our economy. On behalf of Canada's grain farmers, we will continue to advocate for more comprehensive business risk management programs to ensure farmers ...Read More
March 11, 2020
(Ottawa, Ontario) March 11, 2020 – Upon news that Senator Diane Griffin has brought forward Senate Public Bill S-215 for debate, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are calling on all Senators to support the bill which would exempt natural gas and propane from the carbon tax. “We are very pleased that Sen. ...Read More
March 2, 2020
On February 29, 2020 Grain Growers of Canada sent the following letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the ongoing rail blockades which are resulting in disastrous slowdowns in the movement of grain. Following the 2019 Harvest From Hell the further impacts of the carbon tax, farmers are not able to weather any ...Read More
November 11, 2019
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 ...Read More
“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.”