The AgGrowth Coalition has named its Chair and Vice Chair.

Chair Mark Brock, is also the Chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario, and Vice Chair, Jeff Nielsen, is the President of Grain Growers of Canada and farms in Olds, Ab.

The Coalition was formed in response to the Federal, Provincial, and Territorial (FPT) Agricultural Ministers' commitment to review Business Risk Management (BRM)  programs over the next year.

They're made up of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, Canadian Canola Growers Association, Grain Growers of Canada, Grain Farmers of Ontario, the National Sheep Network, and the Canadian Horticultural Council. Partnered with the Coalition, is the Canadian Cattlemen's Association and the Canadian Pork Council.

Vice Chair, Jeff Nielsen, says they are keeping in close contact with members of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to better explain who they are.

"We've been around for the last eight months through informal discussion. We finally took the final step, and instead of having conference calls, we had a face-to-face meeting, and just really outlaying our intent to work with the Government on their proposed review of Business Risk Management programming."

At their face-to-face meeting in Toronto, the Coalition agreed on a strategy to ensure meaningful participation of the agriculture industry in the BRM review.

AgGrowth has also committed to undertake research to actively support the BRM review process.

"The AgGrowth coalition has created an industry business risk management committee to conduct research and analysis, develop policy positions, and ultimately present options for improvement from a farmer perspective. We would like to do this in partnership with government."

Nielsen says, moving forward they will be in touch with Provincial Ag Ministers, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada members, to seek direction from them on how they are progressing with their review.


Send your news tips, story ideas and comments to [email protected]

More Ag News

Report Identifies Research Priorities For Canada’s Wheat Industry

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and Cereals Canada have released their 2017 Canadian Wheat Research Priorities Report. Priorities were developed to identify the areas of research that public,…

New Market Access to Europe

As of today, new duty free quotas are available for hormone free Canadian beef entering the European Union. Through the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement, also known as CETA, Canada will be…

More Producers and Feedlot Operators needed for CETA

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union, also know as CETA, comes into effect this Thursday. Under the agreement, there will be new duty free quotas for…

NDP is Causing Agricultural Societies Grief

The NDP Government is causing Agricultural Societies in Alberta grief as they wait for their annual grants. On Friday, the Agriculture and Forestry Minister's office confirmed the Agricultural…

New Cavendish Farms Facility in Lethbridge

Premier Rachel Notley was in Lethbridge yesterday, helping break ground for the new Cavendish Farms frozen potato processing facility. The state-of-the-art facility will cost $360 million, and employ…

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Habitat for Humanity is recruiting volunteers for Fort Saskatchewan!

19 September 2017 8:30 am - 24 September 2017 4:00 pm

Ft Saskatchewan Build





Fort Saskatchewan Farmers' Market

21 September 2017 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

CN Station, Fort Saskatchewan





Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Information Night

21 September 2017 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

HFH Prefab Shop, Edmonton





Senior Football: Fort Sask High vs. ME Lazerte

21 September 2017 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Clarke Stadium, Edmonton





Gateway to the Stars

22 September 2017 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

, Ardrossan





CJHL: Fort Sask Junior B Hawks vs. Sherwood Park Knights

22 September 2017 8:30 pm

Sherwood Park Arena, Sherwood Park





Stretching the Season (September 23rd-29th)

23 September 2017 12:00 am

TBA





Login