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March 25, 2021

Attention Canadian Farmers: Have your voice heard – write now to support innovation for Canadian farmers!

Attention Canadian farmers:
Have your voice heard - write now to support innovation for Canadian farmers!

Ottawa, Ontario – March 25, 2021: Today, Health Canada launched a public consultation on new guidelines for plant breeding innovation. This will determine the speed at which Canadian farmers gain access to new crop innovations, the amount of crop R&D activity that will happen in our country, and ultimately Canada’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.


Over the last three years exciting new ...

February 25, 2021

Canada’s grain farmers commend support for Bill C-206, urge rapid implementation for much-needed relief

February 25, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – On news that Bill C-206, An Act to Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, passed second reading in the House of Commons, Canada’s grain farmers would like to thank the bill’s sponsor, MP Philip Lawrence, and all MPs who voted in favour of recognizing the importance of exempting on-farm use of propane and natural gas from the carbon tax.

“This bill is desperately needed for Canada’s grain farmers,” said GGC chair Andre Harpe. “...

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 ...


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