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February 20, 2020

Grain Growers of Canada support senate bill to exempt natural gas and propane from carbon tax

  (OTTAWA) Feb. 20, 2020 – The Grain Growers of Canada (GCC) strongly support the Senate Public Bill S-215 brought forward by Senator Diane Griffin to exempt natural gas and propane from the carbon tax. “This past year’s harvest from hell was difficult for grain growers across this country,” said GGC chair ...

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February 18, 2020

Canada’s grain farmers call for action after ‘harvest from hell’

Grain Growers of Canada launch harvestfromhell.ca – a platform for farmers to share the impact of the carbon tax on their farms OTTAWA (February 18, 2020) - On behalf of Canada’s grain, oilseed and pulse producers, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are calling for action from the federal government to ...

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Blog Posts

November 11, 2019

Erin K. Gowriluk

GGC Op-Ed – Farm group vows to work with government

Originally published in the Western Producer, November 7, 2019

I am a western Canadian. I was born in Winnipeg, and have lived in Alberta for more than 20 years.

I now live and work in Ottawa — and right now, it is a complicated place to be.

In the aftermath of the Oct. 21 federal ...

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October 11, 2018

Jeff Nielsen

Open letter to Minister Lawrence MacAulay re: Harvest 2018

Dear Minister MacAulay,

As you are no doubt aware, this fall is proving to be a challenging one for grain farmers across Canada. From coast to coast farmers continue to face adverse weather that is having a significant impact on their ability to make progress with harvest.

It is becoming ...

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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