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April 19, 2018

Canadian grain farmers urge action to avoid CP rail strike

OTTAWA (April 19, 2018) – Grain farmers are growing concerned about the impact of a possible service disruption following yesterday’s strike notice which would see CP rail workers starting labour action as early as April 21. Grain farmers are calling on CP and the unions to negotiate in good faith to avoid a ...

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April 16, 2018

Grain Growers of Canada presents inaugural National Grain Week

Grain farmers from across Canada in Ottawa to discuss national policy priorities OTTAWA (April 16, 2018) – Grain farmers from coast to coast are in Ottawa this week for the inaugural National Grain Week, taking place April 17-19 and hosted by Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). Focused on how farmers are using innovation ...

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Blog Posts

April 25, 2018

Jeff Nielsen

Government and Industry – keeping grain on track

As a Canadian grain producer in Alberta, I am landlocked. I grow my grain thousands of kilometers from the nearest port, meaning that I, like most of my fellow grain farmers, am dependent on the most efficient and cost effective method of transporting our product to market. For generations across ...

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March 7, 2018

Jeff Nielsen

Open letter to Ministers MacAulay and Garneau – Legislation is what will get grain moving

March 7, 2018

Minister Lawrence MacAulay
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa

Minister Marc Garneau
Transport Canada
Ottawa

Dear Ministers,

We welcome your recent letter to CN and CP railways asking them to improve grain service in Western Canada. Grain farmers and shippers have been asking railways to do the same thing for ...

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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