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July 15, 2020

Grain Growers of Canada welcome new member: Manitoba Crop Alliance

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 15, 2020 – Ottawa, ON. On behalf of its members and board of directors, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are pleased to welcome their newest member, the newly-formed Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA). MCA was formed through the amalgamation of five separate commodity groups in Manitoba – Manitoba Wheat ...

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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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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