About Our Government Relations & Policy Program
Policy and Government Relations
Getting involved with policy both provincially and nationally
As agriculture policy issues surface, AWC is poised to join the discussion with our federal and provincial governments as well as develop advocacy initiatives that have farmers’ best interests in mind. Collaboration has been key in building our momentum – we often work closely with other provincial farm organizations as well as our national organizations; Cereals Canada and Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) to strengthen agriculture’s voice when it comes to addressing challenges faced by producers.
Through regular meetings and consultations with government representatives at both the provincial and national level on agriculture policy issues, AWC has developed strong working relationships with all major political parties. We continue to leverage our government relations efforts to support Alberta’s wheat producers on current and new policy issues.
AWC has recently focused our policy efforts on climate change, Bill 6, UPOV 91/Bill C-18, Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), variety registration, and the growing importance of sustainable agriculture standards to meet customer demand in the international marketplace. AWC’s policy and markets programs work closely together on issues such as transportation, the wheat reclassification review, and international trade policy such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).