March 16, 2018
OTTAWA (March 16, 2018) – “While western grain farmers are pleased to see that the government and railways have recognized the negative impact that poor rail service is having on farmers, it shouldn’t take a crisis on the Prairies to get grain moving. The grain value chain has been living with plummeting performance for months and any improvements in rail service will unfortunately come at a time when spring road bans and planting will limit the amount of grain farmers can move. ...
March 8, 2018
Quick ratification crucial to ensure Canada takes full advantage of tariff reductions
OTTAWA (March 8, 2018) – Canada’s grain farmers are pleased to welcome today’s signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement (CPTPP) in Santiago, Chile. Representing some of our most lucrative and fastest growing markets for grains, pulses, and oilseeds, participation in this new trade agreement is an important step in meeting the Government’s ambitious target of $75 billion in agri-food exports by 2025.
“Signing CPTPP, as well as ...
March 7, 2018
OTTAWA (March 7, 2018) – Canada’s grain farmers welcome today’s emergency meeting of the House Agriculture Committee. The Committee must use this opportunity to demand action on rail service, including quick passage of Bill C-49.
“Now is not the time for partisan politics,” said Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) President, Jeff Nielsen. “Across Western Canada grain isn’t moving, and we need all parties to work together to get the railways to act. We need C-49 amended, and we need it ...