Recent Blogs

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, Saskatchewan, adapting to climate change has been part of my business practices for decades. This spring I will be seeding my 45th crop along with my business partner, Mark, a ...

January 18, 2018

Jeff Nielsen

Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau – Canada must be part of CPTPP

Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: As a trade-dependent industry, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is an exceptional opportunity for Canada’s grain farmers. The CPTPP is a historic opportunity for Canada to be part of a modern, progressive trade agreement that will bring real, positive benefits for Canada’s economy. Given the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a diversified trade agenda has never been more important. Several of ...

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 ...

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