February 14, 2018

GGC Statement on Canadian Agricultural Partnership program funding allocations

February 14, 2018 (OTTAWA) – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) is pleased to see the clear focus on innovation, market access and a prosperous future for Canadian agriculture in yesterday’s announcement of the federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).

“Canadian grain farmers are globally innovative market leaders,” said GGC President, Jeff Nielsen. “Investments into the agriculture industry will help us meet the Government’s target of $75 billion in exports by 2025. This goal is achievable and government partnerships are crucial to our success.”

“I was pleased to hear that there would be no funding gaps, with programs starting April 1, 2018,” continued Mr. Nielsen. “Grain growers look forward to working with government as these programs roll out to maximize support for Canada’s growing middle class.”

Grain Growers of Canada provides a strong national voice for over 50,000 active and successful grain, oilseed and pulse producers through its 13 provincial, regional and national grower groups. Our mission and mandate are to pursue a policy environment that maximizes global competitiveness and to influence federal policy on behalf of independent Canadian grain farmers and their associations.

Media Contact:
Lindsey Ehman
Manager, Communications & Stakeholder Relations
(o): 613-233-9954 ext. 202
(c): 613-222-2726
(e): lehman@ggc-pgc.ca

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