Press Releases



AWC says the CGC’s decision to move popular varieties out of CWRS class fails to consider economic impact on farmers and Canadian value chain

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) is expressing disappointment with the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) for their decision to move five wheat varieties out of the Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) class without considering the long-term economic implications for farmers. Two of those varieties, AC Muchmore and AAC Redwater, are very popular…

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Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions commend the Senate for passing Bill C-49 with key amendments 

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and Alberta Barley thank the Senate for passing Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, with key amendments that will go a long way in holding the railways to account and ensuring grain farmers do not see a repeat of delayed shipments in future years. The Commissions urge the House of Commons…

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AWC continues to press for quick action in passing amended Bill C-49

With the grain backlog reaching critical levels in parts of Western Canada due to poor rail service, the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) continues to press for quick action in passing Bill C-49 – the Transportation Modernization Act – with amendments to long haul interswitching. In testimony during an emergency meeting of the…

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