With the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Minister’s set to meet Wednesday in Saskatoon, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers (WCWG) are urging the discussion to focus on the reality facing Canadian grain farmers.
In a news release, the organization says that over the past several years, the federal government has introduced policies that only harm Canadians’ food security.
“Canadians are facing the highest inflation rate in decades, food prices are rising dramatically and those that can afford it least will be hurt the hardest,” said WCWG Chair Daryl Fransoo.
The group says that over the past several years, farmers have been seriously harmed by the carbon tax, transportation stoppages, non-science-based decision making and now with the proposed 30% reduction in fertilizer emissions. WCWG notes that much of these policies have been based on the European “Farm to Fork” which is resulting in protests in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and beyond, adding to continue down this path will result in national and global food shortages.
“The Wheat Growers urge the FPT Agriculture Ministers to push back on policies that will actually harm Canadian agriculture output. Canadian families as well as our export markets need to be assured of food security,” added Fransoo.