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January 8, 2018

AgGrowth Coalition welcomes External Advisory Panel role

TORONTO (January 8, 2018) – Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition welcomes the announcement of the formation of an External Advisory Panel to advise the ongoing FPT BRM review. As part of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agricultural Ministers’ commitment to a comprehensive review of Business Risk Management (BRM), an external advisory panel was announced in late December.The Coalition members appointed to the Panel include:

Mark Brock – Chair, Grain Farmers of Ontario and Member of AgGrowth Coalition
Mary Robinson – Crop producer, Canadian Federation ...

December 15, 2017

Grain Growers of Canada welcome clarification on small business tax changes

(OTTAWA) December 15, 2017 – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) is pleased to see this week’s announcement by Finance Minister Bill Morneau of clarifications to the proposed modifications to the rules governing splitting of income for private corporations.

“Today’s grain farm relies on contributions from all family members to succeed,” said Jeff Nielsen, GGC President. “Splitting of income is a legitimate tool to compensate family members for the hard work they do throughout the year and, in fact, their lifetimes.”

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December 14, 2017

Canada’s grain farmers call on Senate to pass Bill C-49

Grain industry needs new powers now to prevent major transportation backlogs

(OTTAWA) December 14, 2017 – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) is calling on the Senate of Canada to pass Bill C-49, The Transportation Modernization Act as quickly as possible. This Bill will give grain farmers and shippers important tools that will create a more accountable, fair and efficient rail transportation system. Growers are concerned that without these powers in place, there will be increasing delays and costs in getting grain to market.

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