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March 16, 2018

GGC Statement on railway grain movement plans

OTTAWA (March 16, 2018) – “While western grain farmers are pleased to see that the government and railways have recognized the negative impact that poor rail service is having on farmers, it shouldn’t take a crisis on the Prairies to get grain moving. The grain value chain has been living with plummeting ...

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March 8, 2018

Grain farmers applaud signing of CPTPP

Quick ratification crucial to ensure Canada takes full advantage of tariff reductions OTTAWA (March 8, 2018) – Canada’s grain farmers are pleased to welcome today’s signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement (CPTPP) in Santiago, Chile. Representing some of our most lucrative and fastest growing markets for grains, pulses, ...

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Blog Posts

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

Minister Marc Garneau
Transport Canada

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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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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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