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February 22, 2017

CAFTA Release: Chasing China: Going After The World’s Largest Agri-Food Market

Ottawa, ON – February 22, 2017 – The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today released a report entitled “Chasing China - Expanding Canada’s Agri-Food Exports to China”, which outlines the potential for expanding trade in a market that accounted for $5.6 billion in Canadian agri-food and agri-food exports last year. China is Canada’s ...

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February 16, 2017

Grain Growers of Canada launch new logo and website

OTTAWA, February 16, 2017 – Grain Growers of Canada, the national voice of Canada’s grain farmers, today launched a new logo and website at “We are excited to introduce our new brand today, on Canada’s inaugural Agriculture Day,” said GGC President, Jeff Nielsen, who farms grains in Olds, ...

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Blog Posts

March 20, 2017

Jeff Nielsen

Call for farmer action: Pest Management Regulatory Agency review of Imidacloprid

On November 23, 2016, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) announced a proposed phase out of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid based on perceived risks to aquatic invertebrates.

Grain Growers, along with other grain groups, has serious concerns with the methodology and narrow data set used to come to this decision. We ...

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February 27, 2017

Gary Stanford

Twenty years of genetically engineered crops grown in Canada

This year marks the twentieth year that we have been growing genetically-engineered or “GE” crops here in Canada. During this time, farmers, like me and my family, have experienced first-hand the benefit that these new technologies bring to my business.

Ninety per cent or more of Canadian canola, corn, soybeans ...

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Farmer Feature

“Erratic weather patterns have become the norm on my farm but innovations in plant genetics are helping us deal with those challenges. Today, crops like canola are able to withstand adversities that would have been devastating 20 years ago. Many of our crops and conditions are specific to Canada and research investment here is critical to ensuring our competitive advantage growing and selling our crops in international markets.”

–Margaret Hansen, grain farmer, Moose Jaw, SK