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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 ...

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 ...

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