National Farmers Union

Farm Groups pleased Canadian Grain Commission reverses decision to harmonize test weight standards for wheat

Jul 28, 2023 | 5:38pm

The Canadian Grain Commission is walking back on changes to test weight standards. The commission originally decided to align export tolerances for test weight and total foreign material for 5 different class of Canadian wheat, effective August 1st, but that’s now been repealed. This comes after stakeholders raised concerns, including the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, […]

Farm leader concerned about impact PSAC strike could have on grain movement

Apr 20, 2023 | 3:51pm

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association wants the federal government to find a resolution to the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) strike as quickly as possible. President Gunter Jochum, who farms west of Winnipeg, is calling on Ottawa to ensure Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) employees within the PSAC Union return to work immediately. Jochum […]

Saskatchewan Farmer Attends COP26 Climate Conference

Nov 2, 2021 | 5:18am

A farmer from the Delisle area is in Scotland for the COP26 conference. Glenn Wright is a member of the National Farmers Union and hopes the two weeks of meetings will kick-start the process to reduce carbon emissions. He says all countries need to make a contribution. “China is certainly the largest emitter in the […]

Farmland ownership becoming concentrated says National Farmers Union

Nov 23, 2020 | 4:37am

A new study says farmland ownership in Western Canada is becoming more concentrated. The study was prepared by four authors, including two academics and Darren Qualman with the National Farmers Union. “When we look at the number of acres in Saskatchewan, for instance, operated by small or medium sized farmers, those trend lines are going […]