Establishing a seed grade can be a frustrating process at times, especially at point of sale. If a seed lot is on the edge, there is a lot riding on what grade it ends up making. If the crop is graded on site, there can be a lot of areas where doubt can arise as to the grading process. How representative was the sample? How good is the grader? If you have no information on that seed yourself, you have no point of reference and essentially no leg to stand on. Knowing the quality of what your bringing to market levels the playing field when you go to sell your grain.
After a two-week break for MPs, the House of Commons agriculture committee reconvened for an emergency meeting to discuss the grain backlog in Western Canada on Monday. The meeting included presentations from both CN and CP Rail, as well as witnesses representing almost a dozen farm groups and grain shipping companies (see list below). Former…Read more »