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May 5, 2020

Canada’s grain farmers disappointed by federal relief package

(Ottawa, Ontario) May 5, 2020 – Following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement of a $252-million relief package for agriculture and agri-food, Canada’s grain growers are left disappointed by the long-term challenges that this measure fails to address.

“While we recognize the urgent challenges faced by other commodities, today’s announcement does nothing for grain farmers,” said GGC chair Jeff Nielsen. “This relief package offers no resolution to our existing issues, which result from long-standing market access challenges, rail blockades, and 2019’s ...

March 23, 2020

A statement from Grain Growers of Canada executive director Erin Gowriluk

In response to today's announcement by the federal government, we would like to extend our appreciation for their recognition of the essential role that farmers play in our economy.

On behalf of Canada's grain farmers, we will continue to advocate for more comprehensive business risk management programs to ensure farmers have meaningful support during challenging times. These measures should include direct stimulus through existing funding mechanisms.

The bottom line is that farmers need tools to succeed – not the freedom to ...

March 11, 2020

Grain Growers of Canada seek support from Senate on Bill S-215

(Ottawa, Ontario) March 11, 2020 – Upon news that Senator Diane Griffin has brought forward Senate Public Bill S-215 for debate, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are calling on all Senators to support the bill which would exempt natural gas and propane from the carbon tax.

“We are very pleased that Sen. Griffin has brought forward this legislation so early in the parliamentary session,” said GGC chair Jeff Nielsen. “This bill lessens the burden of the carbon tax on our farmer members ...

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