February 20, 2020
(OTTAWA) Feb. 20, 2020 – The Grain Growers of Canada (GCC) strongly support the Senate Public Bill S-215 brought forward by Senator Diane Griffin to exempt natural gas and propane from the carbon tax. “This past year’s harvest from hell was difficult for grain growers across this country,” said GGC chair ...Read More
February 18, 2020
Grain Growers of Canada launch harvestfromhell.ca – a platform for farmers to share the impact of the carbon tax on their farms OTTAWA (February 18, 2020) - On behalf of Canada’s grain, oilseed and pulse producers, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are calling for action from the federal government to ...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
October 11, 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 ...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.”