GGC launches video to highlight modern realities, challenges of Canadian farmers

November 17, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – This morning, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) partnered with CropLife Canada to premiere a short video designed to bring attention to the challenges and realities facing Canadian farmers.

Today’s Modern Grain Farm: A Harvest Across Canada” is a short film designed to educate Canada’s legislators and policy makers about the business of a modern grain farm. Featuring interviews and clips from farms spanning Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the east coast, “A Harvest Across Canada” brings legislators up close and personal with farmers across the country to learn about what life is like on a modern farm.

“One of our main focuses at GGC is putting more farmers in front of policy makers, many of whom have no agricultural background, so that they understand the true impact of their decisions and the challenges our farmers face,” says GGC Executive Director Erin Gowriluk.

“This year we had to get creative in how we could do that virtually. This video is one of the outcomes.”

The video was strategically launched at the beginning of GGC’s bi-annual lobby week to complement the requests that farmers will bring to the federal government.

These will include improving the trade situation for Canadian grains, modernizing regulations preventing innovation in agricultural research, and further recognition for the environmentally-beneficial practices that farmers employ on their land.

“This video really demonstrates the innovation that exists on Canada’s modern grain operations,” Gowriluk says. “It also highlights the fact that we all share the same goal of growing the economy and creating jobs while also recognizing that we are responsible for preserving the land for generations to come.”

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Erin Gowriluk
Executive Director
Grain Growers of Canada

Grain Growers of Canada provides a strong national voice for over 65,000 active and successful grain, oilseed and pulse producers through its 14 provincial, regional and national grower groups. Our mission and mandate are to pursue a policy environment that maximizes global competitiveness and to influence federal policy on behalf of independent Canadian grain farmers and their associations.