Grain Farmers of Ontario has made the difficult decision to
end its membership in the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC). Our organization was
instrumental in helping to re-engage the industry with this organization and we
were heavily invested in the success of the organization – whether by time or
money – and we had great expectations for what a rejuvenated GGC could be.
The voice of grain farmers is needed at national policy
discussions in many areas, however at this time, our farmer-members voices are
not being represented in key areas effectively through GGC.
that some of our key advocacy work would be hampered or undermined by
conflicting GGC policy narrative
to overlook issues with the structure of the organization and personality
with governance and regulation compliance
This decision was not made quickly or lightly in
any way. Grain Farmers of Ontario shared background on all of these issues with
GGC and they are aware of our reasons for leaving at this time.
Grain Farmers of Ontario has recently partnered with the Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC).
The CAHRC is a national non-profit organization focused on addressing human resource issues facing agricultural businesses across Canada.
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GUELPH, ON (November 7, 2019) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province‘s largest commodity organization, sends a letter to Canada‘s Prime Minister to help farmers immediately by exempting the carbon tax on fuel used for drying.
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February 14, 2020 ( Guelph, ON ) – Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers today urges all sides to work to a quick resolution of the current rail blockages that are part of the pipeline protests. CN Rail has just announced that they are progressively shutting down their Eastern Canada operations until the pipeline protest blockages stop.
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