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April 25, 2018

Jeff Nielsen

Government and Industry – keeping grain on track

As a Canadian grain producer in Alberta, I am landlocked. I grow my grain thousands of kilometers from the nearest port, meaning that I, like most of my fellow grain farmers, am dependent on the most efficient and cost effective method of transporting our product to market. For generations across the prairies that has been rail. With only two major railways in Canada we farmers have not always been in the most enviable of situations. From a producer prospective there ...

March 7, 2018

Jeff Nielsen

Open letter to Ministers MacAulay and Garneau – Legislation is what will get grain moving

March 7, 2018 Minister Lawrence MacAulay Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Ottawa Minister Marc Garneau Transport Canada Ottawa Dear Ministers, We welcome your recent letter to CN and CP railways asking them to improve grain service in Western Canada. Grain farmers and shippers have been asking railways to do the same thing for months to no avail; we hope that your letter will spur them to action. Unfortunately, after years of trying to work with the railways, we know that the only way ...

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 ...


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