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September 12, 2019

Canada’s political leaders need a plan to support our farmers

Grain farmers across Canada are calling on the leaders of all parties to share their plans to re-open markets for agricultural trade

OTTAWA (September 12, 2019) - Now that the federal election cycle has officially begun, Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) is urging political leaders to share their party’s plan to address the market access challenges facing Canada’s export-oriented agriculture sector.

“We are just weeks away from choosing a new federal government and we have yet to hear anything concrete ...

September 4, 2019

Grain Growers of Canada welcome appointment of new ambassador to China

Canada’s farmers are united in urging action to reopen the Chinese market to our world-class agri-food exports.

Ottawa (September 4, 2019) – On behalf of 65,000 Canadian grain, oilseed and pulse producers, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) would like to commend the federal government on their appointment of Dominic Barton as ambassador to China.

“Canada’s grain growers would like to congratulate Mr. Barton on his new role,” said GGC Chair Jeff Nielsen from his farm in Olds, AB. “Given the importance ...

July 22, 2019

Governments fail to take action on farmer supports

Grain farmers are disappointed in the government’s lack of progress on urgently needed changes to Business Risk Management programming

Ottawa (July 22, 2019) – Members of Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are expressing their disappointment at the lack of response to the industry’s call for specific changes to the AgriStability program. While the Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) governments had the opportunity to enact real change when they came together at last week’s annual Ministers’ meeting in Quebec City, the ...


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