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February 20, 2020

Grain Growers of Canada support senate bill to exempt natural gas and propane from carbon tax

 

(OTTAWA) Feb. 20, 2020 – The Grain Growers of Canada (GCC) strongly support the Senate Public Bill S-215 brought forward by Senator Diane Griffin to exempt natural gas and propane from the carbon tax.

“This past year’s harvest from hell was difficult for grain growers across this country,” said GGC chair Jeff Nielsen. “We are so pleased that Senator Griffin brought forth this bill to recognize that farmers need immediate relief from the mounting costs to our bottom line.”

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February 18, 2020

Canada’s grain farmers call for action after ‘harvest from hell’

Grain Growers of Canada launch harvestfromhell.ca – a platform for farmers to share the impact of the carbon tax on their farms

OTTAWA (February 18, 2020) - On behalf of Canada’s grain, oilseed and pulse producers, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are calling for action from the federal government to support farmers after the harvest from hell.

“We have received broad support from opposition parties calling for immediate relief from the carbon tax for farmers after the disaster that was ...

February 13, 2020

Grain Growers urge federal government to seek resolution to rail delays

OTTAWA (February 13, 2020) - On behalf of Canadian grain, oilseed and pulse producers, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are imploring the federal government to seek a resolution to the rail delays.

“These delays caused by the blockades will have immediate, unintended consequences for farmers across the country,” said GGC Chair Jeff Nielsen. “As farmers, we work hard to grow the best crops for our markets around the world. By cutting us off from our customers our industry, economy, and, ultimately, ...

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