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September 20, 2017

Jeff Nielsen

Call for MP Action – Corporate Tax Changes put family farms at risk

Today, I sent the following message to all Liberal MPs asking them to speak for farmers and seek a delay on corporate tax changes. It is imperative that we take the time to get this right! Jeff *** Good afternoon, I am writing to you today both as President of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) and as an incorporated grain farmer. The land that I grew up on and farm today was incorporated in 1998 when my father passed away. This ...

August 17, 2017


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


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 ...


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