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December 8, 2020

GGC elects new executive, thanks Jeff Nielsen and Shane Stokke for service

December 8, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Following their 2020 annual general meeting, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) board of directors have elected Andre Harpe as the new chair with William van Tassel and Brendan Phillips as vice-chairs.

“I look forward to continuing this organization’s rich history of representing grain farmers across our country,” said Harpe, who hails from Valhalla Centre, AB. “Our new executive team will continue to push an ambitious agenda, and advocate for the needs of our critically important sector ...

November 27, 2020

GGC commends federal government’s proposal to improve AgriStability, urges consensus to move forward

November 27, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – On news that the federal government is prepared to make meaningful improvements to AgriStability, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) would like to acknowledge the Minister’s efforts and urge consensus among the federal and provincial agriculture ministers to enact changes to support Canada’s farmers.

“We would like to thank the Minister for pushing through an increase in funding available from the federal government,” said GGC chair Jeff Nielsen from his farm in Olds, AB. “We ...

November 23, 2020

GGC garners record engagement levels for National Grain Week 2020

November 23, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – As another National Grain Week (NGW) wraps up, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) is pleased to announce record engagement levels for its Grain Week 2020 events, despite the challenges of transitioning to virtual platforms.

“For us, a successful Grain Week means meeting our overall goal of putting more farmers in front of more policy makers, more often,” says GGC Chair Jeff Nielsen.

“Not only were we able to do that this year, despite the challenges of adapting ...

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