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February 15, 2018

Canadian grain farmers call for speedy passage of Bill C-49

February 15, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) President, Jeff Nielsen, along with members the Alberta Wheat Commission and Canadian Canola Growers Association appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications Feb. 14, 2018 to stress the importance of the rapid passage of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act. “Bill C-49 ...

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February 14, 2018

GGC Statement on Canadian Agricultural Partnership program funding allocations

February 14, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) is pleased to see the clear focus on innovation, market access and a prosperous future for Canadian agriculture in yesterday’s announcement of the federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP). “Canadian grain farmers are globally innovative market leaders,” said GGC President, ...

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Blog Posts

February 8, 2018

Doyle Wiebe

Agriculture Conservation – Farmers and government working together for a stronger environment

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of appearing before the House of Commons Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food in Ottawa to discuss grain farming’s role in water and soil conservation and how climate change is impacting what we do. As a fourth-generation farmer in my community of Langham, ...

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January 18, 2018

Jeff Nielsen

Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau – Canada must be part of CPTPP

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

As a trade-dependent industry, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is an exceptional opportunity for Canada’s grain farmers. The CPTPP is a historic opportunity for Canada to be part of a modern, progressive trade agreement that will bring real, positive benefits ...

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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