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May 5, 2020

Canada’s grain farmers disappointed by federal relief package

(Ottawa, Ontario) May 5, 2020 – Following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of a $252-million relief package for agriculture and agri-food, Canada’s grain growers are left disappointed by the long-term challenges that this measure fails to address. “While we recognize the urgent challenges faced by other commodities, today’s announcement does ...

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March 23, 2020

A statement from Grain Growers of Canada executive director Erin Gowriluk

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 ...

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Blog Posts

May 29, 2020

Jeff Nielsen, Erin Gowriluk

Grain Growers of Canada’s Comments to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food regarding the Canadian response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Jeff Nielsen, Chair of the Grain Growers of Canada:

Thank you, Mr. Chair, and Members of the committee for the opportunity to be here today.

My name is Jeff Nielsen, and I calling in from my farm near Olds, Alberta. I am the Chair of the Grain Growers of Canada, ...

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March 2, 2020

Jeff Nielsen

Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau re: Rail Blockades

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 ...

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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