Recent Blogs

August 17, 2017

GGC

Call for Farmer Action – PMRA Decision on Lambda-cyhalothrin

As you may be aware, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of Health Canada has proposed a re-evaluation decision for Lambda-cyhalothrin (most commonly known as Matador) which would see the cancellation of use of the product for all food and feed commodities as well as indoor residential application. Farmers use pesticides as a last resort to protect their crops using a risk assessment approach. As farmers, having access to a wide variety of safe, reliable pest control methods is crucial. ...

June 27, 2017

GGC

Planting Forage for Honey Bees in Canada

There has been a great deal of discussion lately about the health of honey bees in Canada. As a member for the National Bee Health Roundtable, GGC is proud to work with industry and government stakeholders to find solutions and ensure the ongoing success of our honey bee population. Across the country grain farmers and beekeepers have always enjoyed an important symbiotic relationship - crops require pollination and bees require nutrition. To further empower farmers, land managers and gardeners to ...

June 1, 2017

Art Enns

Unreliable grain transport – the case for good policy

This week we narrowly avoided a labour disruption at CN Rail. Once again, shippers in Canada were left in limbo on the future reliability of one of our two major railways. The panic that strikes the shippers in a situation like this is a symptom of the inherent problems with our rail system. What should be a mutually beneficial partnership is one that is strongly impacted by the fact that there are only two major railways in Canada. They have ...

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