Wheat Growers

The Wheat Growers want to know where members stand on proposed Viterra-Bunge Merger

The Wheat Growers want to know where members stand on proposed Viterra-Bunge Merger

Nov 6, 2023 | 4:22pm
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association wants to hear thoughts from members about the proposed merger between Viterra and Bunge. The merger, announced earlier this year, is currently under review from the federal government as well as the Competition Bureau. President of the Wheat Growers Gunter Jochum says the survey – sent to members by email […]

Net farm income shows sizable jump in 2020 according to Stats Can

May 27, 2021 | 5:32am

StatsCan says realized net income for Canadian farmers rose 84 percent in 2020. Strong growth in sales outpaced slightly higher expenses. The increase follows a 10.5 percent gain in 2019 and a 33 percent decline in 2018. Excluding cannabis, realized net farm income was up 72 percent at 9.5 billion dollars. StatsCan says rising crop […]

Wheat Growers support enhanced plant breeding

May 21, 2021 | 1:30pm

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers submission on Novel Food regulations focuses on plant breeding. Health Canada is holding consultations on gene-editing and the need to better understand the technology needed for production and environmental challenges in the future. A 2017 report identified Canada’s agri-food sector as having great potential to expand economic growth in Canada. […]

Wheat Growers raise concern about Ottawa’s fertilizer proposal

May 19, 2021 | 7:11am

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is raising the alarm about a federal proposal to roll back the use of fertilizer by 30 percent. President Gunter Jochum says Ottawa made the heavy-handed environmental proposal without consulting farmers or Fertilizer Canada. He says it is unworkable and not based on any practical science. Jochum says the […]

Western Wheat Growers chair hopes for profitable year in 2021

Dec 31, 2020 | 5:37am

The chair of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers is hoping for a profitable year for farmers in 2021. Daryl Fransoo says the pandemic created some challenges for farmers but had limited effect. He says grain exports are booming and prices are on the rise. Fransoo is hoping for a profitable year in 2021, but he […]

Western Canadian Wheat Growers upset with federal minister of Agriculture

Jun 18, 2020 | 5:43am

The Western Wheat Growers Association is upset with the federal minister of Agriculture. Last week, Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau turned down a request for a carbon tax rebate on grain drying, calling the amount insignificant. Western Canadian Wheat Growers President Gunter Jochum disagrees, and wants her replaced. He says the department of agriculture averaged […]

Weekend rain and snow cause more harvest delays across Saskatchewan

Sep 30, 2019 | 3:48pm

Weekend rain and snow will cause more harvest delays across the Saskatchewan grainbelt. The snowfall ranges from 40 centimeters in Cypress Hills to two inches at Rosetown and a covering of snow in Regina and Saskatoon. Wheat Growers chair Jim Wickett at Rosetown says some crops have been flattened and downgraded to livestock feed by […]