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May 30, 2018

Statement: Grain Growers of Canada pleased that CP rail back on track

"Canadian grain farmers are delighted that talks between CP Rail and both Unions have resulted in agreements. The announcement today that the 3000 members of the Teamsters union will be back at work tomorrow, ending a work stoppage less than 24 hours old is good news for Canadian shippers. With grain bins ...

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May 30, 2018

Statement: Grain Growers of Canada call on the Government to get grain moving again

“Grain farmers across Western Canada welcomed the news that CP and the IBEW were able to reach a negotiated agreement last night. Unfortunately, talks between CP Rail and the Teamsters Canada Union have failed, resulting in a potentially disastrous work stoppage. With recovery from the recent grain shipping backlog still ...

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Blog Posts

June 14, 2018

Margaret Hansen

CPTPP – A strong future for Canadian grain farmers

I love growing grain. I’ve done it my whole life and I am proud of the quality product my family and I produce in Saskatchewan. Canadian grain farmers are known for growing more grain on existing land in a sustainable manner. All this is required to not only meet ...

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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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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