The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) has concerns with respect to the open wheat market and cross-border trade with the United States.
The group is calling on the Government of Canada to take action to harmonize regulations and ensure the free flow of wheat between Canada and the U.S.
A U.S. senator moved a resolution this week with respect to ‘supporting fair and equitable grading treatment for exports of United States Wheat products to Canada’, which has now been referred to the Committee on Finance.
The Wheat Growers say, if not remedied, the action suggested in the resolution would be devastating to Canadian wheat farmers and the broader agriculture sector.
This U.S. senate resolution comes during NAFTA-dominated headlines over the past few days, including tariffs being slapped on lumber exports, heated discussion on the dairy sector, and talk of withdrawing from, if not significantly re-negotiating, NAFTA.