News Releases

  • Churchill layoffs a preventable tragedy
    July 26th, 2016

    (Pelly, Sask., July 26, 2016) “The layoff notices to grain workers and others at the port of Churchill, Manitoba are a tragedy for both the workers and farmers in western Canada,” said  Kyle Korneychuk spokesperson for the Canadian Wheat Board Alliance (CWBA), an independent prairie-wide farm group.  “What is worse is they were entirely preventable.” […]

  • CWBA releases new research paper
    April 13th, 2016

    On April 13, 2016 at 10 AM Alberta/Sask. 11 AM Manitoba, the Canadian Wheat Board Alliance released a research paper written by a PhD candidate from the University of Saskatchewan. The paper is titled:  “An evaluation of the present situation for Western Canadian grain farmers within a historical context” The paper provides a convenient outline […]

  • Farm meeting calls for orderly marketing
    April 8th, 2016

    (Raymore, Sask., March 13, 2016) Over 40 farmers from the Raymore, Saskatchewan area met March 13th and passed a resolution calling for “the establishment of orderly marketing of grain in western Canada.” Kyle Korneychuk, spokesperson for the Canadian Wheat Board Alliance, an independent and non-partisan prairie-wide farm group noted:  “This is the second farm meeting […]

  • Prairie farmers warn Ottawa to expect continuing biannual $6.5 billion dollar farm losses
    March 8th, 2016

    (Ottawa, Ontario, March 8, 2016) A delegation of prairie grain farmers travelled to Ottawa this week to warn MPs and Cabinet Ministers about the negative impacts western farmers are facing because of structural changes created in western Canada by the Harper government. Ken Sigurdson, a Swan River, Mb. grain farmer and spokesperson for the non-partisan […]

  • Swan River meeting unanimously supports reinstating the CWB
    February 12th, 2016

    (Swan River, Manitoba, February 12, 2016) More than 50 farmers from the Swan River and Pelly areas of Manitoba and Saskatchewan met February 10th and unanimously passed a resolution calling for “the re-establishment of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), and single-desk selling of grain in western Canada.” Kyle Korneychuk, spokesperson for the Canadian Wheat Board […]

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Articles and Letters

  • Who killed Churchill?
    September 17th, 2016

    by Eric Sagan (September 17, 2016) Recently Omnitrax the owner of the Port of Churchill said they were closing the port and no grain shipments would be occurring for 2016. How could we have come to this where a private company can dictate to farmers and essentially to the whole Nation that a port outlet […]

  • CWB testimony found surprising
    August 2nd, 2016

    Yorkton This Week by:  Kyle Korneychuk, Former CWB Director (August 2, 2016) I was surprised reading the recent transcripts of the testimony of Mr. Greg Meredith, AAFC Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, when he was providing testimony to the House of Commons Finance Committee about the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).  He described a CWB […]

  • Robert Roy Atkinson
    May 20th, 2016

    Robert Roy Atkinson (CM) Passed away on May 17, 2016, surrounded with the love of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Roy was a character who loved his family and all things Irish. He was the oldest of ten born on February 17, 1924, to Bob and Elsie Atkinson on the farm his grandfather and grandmother […]

  • 1973 Wheat
    February 5th, 2016

    by: Darrell Stokes (Hussar, AB)  In 1973 I received over $6 for a bushel of #1 wheat. That was when a brand new Massey combine sold for about $30,000. Expenses like fertilizer, fuel, chemical, insurance, overhead and so on, were much less in 1973 of course, so a likely profit on that bushel would have […]

  • Sask. Wheat, Barley, and Pulse Commission Elections 2015
    November 11th, 2015

    (November 10, 2015) CWBA has reviewed all the candidates for the current Saskatchewan commodity commission elections. You will or should have received mail in ballots for the Sask. Wheat Development Commission, the Sask. Barley Development Commission and the Sask. Pulse Commission* if you have paid those levies. We are asking farmers to support the following […]

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