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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 election, the Conservatives hold every riding in Alberta and Saskatchewan — except one. While this certainly sends a strong message to Ottawa, it also has western Canadian farmers rightfully feeling at ...

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 increasingly clear that in some regions, harvest will not be able to be completed this fall. For farmers that will have to cope with grain left in the field, the ...

June 14, 2018

Margaret Hansen

CPTPP – A strong future for Canadian grain farmers

I love growing grain. I’ve done it my whole life and I am proud of the quality product my family and I produce in Saskatchewan. Canadian grain farmers are known for growing more grain on existing land in a sustainable manner. All this is required to not only meet the increasing expectations of the global markets but to keep our soil and ecosystems healthy for the next generation. The government of Canada has said that is in favour of ...

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