November 1, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – On behalf of its members and board of directors, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are pleased to welcome their newest member, the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat).
Established in 2013, Sask Wheat provides leadership in identifying and supporting research, market development, and advocacy to maximize profitable and sustainable wheat production for Saskatchewan farmers.
“Joining GGC reinforces our commitment to working with key industry stakeholders to develop a focused approach to national priorities and ensure the views of Saskatchewan growers are heard in Ottawa,” said Sask Wheat chair, Brett Halstead. “By working together, we can help deliver the conditions that Canada’s hard-working grain farmers need to continue the growth of our sector and protect the economic viability of the family farm.”
Earlier this year, GGC announced their partnership with Sask Wheat on their ‘Road to 2050’ climate solutions initiative. GGC and Sask Wheat are jointly focused on improving on-farm sustainability and the competitiveness of Canadian agriculture on both the domestic and international front.
Canada’s grain growers are proud to add Sask Wheat’s perspective to their membership and look forward to advocating on behalf of their 24,000 farmer members.
“Sask Wheat is a provincial leader in research and market development who has strengthened their province’s competitive advantage through prioritizing their member’s interests,” says GGC Chair Andre Harpe. “Adding their voice to the table means that we are an even stronger advocate for grain farmers.”
With this announcement, GGC now represents approximately 90,000-grain farmers across the country through their membership. This reinforces the Canadian grains sector’s commitment to standing together and willingness to work collaboratively to benefit all Canadians.
“We believe that this move demonstrates Canadian agriculture’s desire to come together and drive innovation, profitability and sustainability for our farmers – and our sector as a whole,” Harpe explained.
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Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Grain Growers of Canada provides a strong national voice for over 65,000 active and successful grain, oilseed and pulse producers through its 14 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.