Recent Blogs

March 20, 2017

Jeff Nielsen

Call for farmer action: Pest Management Regulatory Agency review of Imidacloprid

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 have been actively engaged on Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Multi-Stakeholder Forum and were pleased that PMRA extended the standard 90-day consultation period to allow submissions up to March 23, 2017. As ...

February 27, 2017

Gary Stanford

Twenty years of genetically engineered crops grown in Canada

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 and sugar beets are now genetically engineered to provide better control of yield-reducing weeds and pests. This has reduced inputs across the board from lower fuel consumption to more targeted ...

February 16, 2017

Jeff Nielsen

A new space for farmer voices

If you’re reading this you have found Grain Growers of Canada’s brand new website. Welcome! This is a space to find out more about the farmers who grow your grain and the work we do to bring you safe, nutritious food, from our families to yours. We are pleased to premiere our dynamic new look today, February 16th, the inaugural Canada’s Agriculture Day. With our new logo and website, we have taken our brand from a simple ...

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