Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association

Type: Organization
Name: Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 23 2014 - 2 reports

UPDATE 4-CN, CP Rail profits could leave sour taste for farmers

(Updates to include CN Rail's results and conference call comments)April 22 (Reuters) - Canada's two largest railroads reported stronger-than-expected profits on Tuesday, results that could prompt fresh criticism from farmers already unhappy with the ... [Published CNBC - Apr 23 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Grain movement being increased

Performing “very, very strongly” wasn’t enough to please the federal government; but the federal government’s actions weren’t enough to please the wheat growers.In March, the federal government addressed issues in shipping record crops, with MP Leon Benoit ... [Published Fort Saskatchewan Record - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

KAP wants open railway running rights to spur improved rail service

Two major western farm groups called on the federal government to increase competition in rail transportation last week by granting running rights on national railroads.The calls from Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) and the Western Canadian Wheat ... [Published Manitoba Cooperator - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Mixed reviews for new rail legislation to improve grain shipping

The Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act — Ottawa’s answer to the issues facing Canada’s grain export system — fell a little flat among the 240 farm and industry leaders’ meeting here last week.While government action on the issue was welcomed, many said the ... [Published Manitoba Cooperator - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Coalition encourages support for Bill C-18

The Partners in Innovation, a coalition of 12 farmer and value chain organizations, welcomes the beginning of Second Reading debate in the House of Commons on Bill C-18, the Canadian Agricultural Growth Act.Bill C-18 contains amendments to Canada’s Plant ... [Published Island Farmer - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Grain Boom Busts Canada Farmers as Rail Lags

Canada’s grain-supply boom is turning into a bust for farmers as record harvests and railroad logjams make sales almost impossible. Consider Dennis Gallant, 76. He has yet to collect one cent on the wheat, canola, barley and oats harvested last year ... [Published Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - Mar 31 2014]
Entities: Wheat, Canada, Winnipeg, Oat
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Producers lock in crop prices

An increasing number of farmers are showing interest in locking in the price they will sell their crops for this year.Prices for some crops are better than others and some farmers might shift from growing traditional crops by adding peas, flax, soybeans ... [Published Global News Canada - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

New Rail Act Not Enough For Farmers, Too Much For Railways

Canada's farmers will benefit from the country's new grain movement legislation, known as Bill C-30, the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, as it shows that the government continues to work towards resolving some of the logistics problems that have plagued ... [Published Individual.com - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Rail Bill Welcomed, But More Needed, Says Grain Industry

Farm and grain industry organizations were generally pleased to see the federal government introduce new rail legislation on Wednesday, but most are saying it falls short of what's needed to address problems with grain movement on the prairies."We have ... [Published Discover Moose Jaw - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

If Ritz saw transportation crisis coming, why didn’t he act sooner, Harder asks

Gerry Ritz says he saw the grain transportation crisis coming, so why didn’t he do more to prevent it?That’s the question some farmers including Lowe Farm farmer and National Farmers Union member Dean Harder is asking.Harder chided Ritz during his March ... [Published Manitoba Cooperator - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Feb 06 2014 - Updated Feb 06 2014 - 1 reports

Tax-News.com: Canadian Wheat Industry To Benefit From EU Trade Deal

A landmark trade deal with the will present "tremendous" opportunities for Canadian producers, processors, and exporters, Ed Fast has said.Speaking at an event held by the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association in Ottawa, the International Trade Minister ... [Published Tax-News.com - Feb 06 2014]

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"Will it be less efficient? Yes. Do the regulators understand that? No. But once again, we had very little if any, dialogue or feedback or interplay" said Harrison. He said the railways were getting a black eye and that the industry needed to communicate better with the public and regulators
"We are certainly appreciative that the federal government continues to work on short and long term commitments to solving rail services" said Rick White, general manager of the Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA)
...the Bill to ensure more effective service level agreements, better forward planning and improved transparency and service performance," says White. "We appreciate the government's intentions with this bill as it takes one more step toward addressing the complex and highly interconnected grain logistics challenges that we face."

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UPDATE 4-CN, CP Rail profits could leave sour t... [Published CNBC - Apr 23 2014]
UPDATE 3-CP Rail's record profit could leave so... [Published CNBC - Apr 22 2014]
Grain movement being increased [Published Fort Saskatchewan Record - Apr 17 2014]
KAP wants open railway running rights to spur i... [Published Manitoba Cooperator - Apr 16 2014]
Mixed reviews for new rail legislation to impro... [Published Manitoba Cooperator - Apr 08 2014]
Coalition encourages support for Bill C-18 [Published Island Farmer - Apr 02 2014]
Grain Boom Busts Canada Farmers as Rail Lags [Published Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide - Mar 31 2014]
Producers lock in crop prices [Published Global News Canada - Mar 28 2014]
New Rail Act Not Enough For Farmers, Too Much F... [Published Individual.com - Mar 28 2014]
Rail Bill Welcomed, But More Needed, Says Grain... [Published Discover Moose Jaw - Mar 28 2014]
If Ritz saw transportation crisis coming, why d... [Published Manitoba Cooperator - Mar 17 2014]
Tax-News.com: Canadian Wheat Industry To Benefi... [Published Tax-News.com - Feb 06 2014]
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