May 19, 2017
Concerns remain regarding the sunset of extended interswitching clause on August 1, 2017 May 19, 2017 (OTTAWA) - Grain Growers of Canada, the national voice of grain farmers, was pleased to see the May 16 introduction of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act. The Bill contains many of the proposals long advocated by the grain ...Read More
May 19, 2017
Winnipeg, Manitoba – May 19, 2017 Representatives from across the grains value chain welcomed this week’s announcement by Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay that the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) would be re-established for a fourth mandate. The important work of the CLWG includes providing a regular forum for grain industry stakeholders to ...Read More
March 20, 2017
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 ...Read More
February 27, 2017
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 ...Read More
“As a grain farmer, I rely on an efficient and reliable rail service to deliver my product to markets all around the world. In 2013/2014 grain farmers saw just how vital this system is when we could not capitalize on high oat bids in the US because of shipping issues. As a result, some of our most reliable customers sourced product from other countries to meet their demands – and they continue to do so now. An unbalanced grain handling system puts me, and all farmers, at a competitive disadvantage and has a direct impact on my bottom line.”