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December 6, 2019

Grain Growers of Canada Statement on Speech from the Throne

OTTAWA (December 6, 2019) - The Grain Growers of Canada Chair Jeff Nielsen today issued the following statement on the Speech from the Throne which was delivered by Governor General Julie Payette Dec. 5. Yesterday’s Speech from the Throne displayed a concerning lack of understanding of the unique needs of Canada’s ...

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November 26, 2019

Grain farmers welcome end to CN rail strike

Crucial that government acts now to ensure that the next time strike action is threatened the entire economy is not held hostage. OTTAWA (November 26, 2019) - The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are pleased to hear that CN and the Union representing CN workers, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), have reached ...

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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