February 16, 2017

Grain Growers of Canada launch new logo and website

OTTAWA, February 16, 2017 – Grain Growers of Canada, the national voice of Canada’s grain farmers, today launched a new logo and website at www.ggc-pgc.ca.

“We are excited to introduce our new brand today, on Canada’s inaugural Agriculture Day,” said GGC President, Jeff Nielsen, who farms grains in Olds, AB. “It is the ideal time to reach policy makers and consumers with the voices of grain farmers from across the country.”

The new logo reflects the range and dynamic nature of grain farming, an industry that is constantly innovating and evolving to address the needs of a changing environment and growing global population. The agriculture and agri-food sector’s exceptional economic potential was recently recognized by the federal government’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth which singled out agfood as a key growth sector, ready for investment.

Throughout the website the voices of grain farmers speak directly to how government policy affects them and their ability to earn a living. Regulatory issues of focus include: transportation, business risk management, trade, sustainability and research. For consumers and educators, resources are available for those looking to learn more about the food they eat and the people who grow it.

“Canada’s grain farmers are proud of our role in the economy and work hard for our country,” continued Mr. Nielsen. “What we need from government is a policy and regulatory environment that recognizes our contribution and allows us to meet our potential. GGC’s new website provides information on how we can all work together to achieve our goals.”

The Grain Growers of Canada provides a strong national voice for over 50,000 active and successful grain, oilseed and pulse producers through its 12 provincial and regional grower groups. Its 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.

Media Contact:
Lindsey Ehman, Public Affairs Manager
Grain Growers of Canada
(o): 613-233-9954 ext. 202
(c): 613-222-2726
(e): lehman@ggc-pgc.ca

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