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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 ...

June 19, 2019

Grain Growers of Canada call for rapid ratification of CUSMA

Agreement is key to establishing certainty and growth in North American market for Canada’s grain farmers

OTTAWA (June 19, 2019) – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) is urging both Houses of Parliament to pass legislation and quickly ratify the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) to begin realizing the benefits of this historic agreement.

“Our farmer members across Canada need certainty to invest and grow,” said GGC Chair Jeff Nielsen from his farm near Olds, AB. “This is why Government must pass this legislation ...

May 30, 2019

New Climate Action Incentive Fund has potential to return carbon price dollars to farmers

Grain industry continues to call for recognition of progress in sustainability and exemption for all farm fuels.

OTTAWA (May 30, 2019) – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) greeted with interest the announcement today by Environment and Climate Change (ECCC) Minister Catherine McKenna of the Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF). While the CAIF offers some relief for farmers in the four provinces under the federal backstop, GGC continues to call for the exemption of all stationary and liquid fuels used on farms.

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