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The Grain Growers of Canada welcome Sask Wheat as newest member

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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 hardworkin­g 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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