While price plays a big role in committing to a grain contract, there are other factors to consider as well, from delivery terms to potential damages. In this video interview, Janelle Whitley, policy development manager, with the Canadian Canola Growers Association, discusses the top five things to know when considering a grain contract, and says,… Read More

The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) will be bringing on Dave Carey as its new vice-president of government & industry relations. Carey will be responsible for managing relationships with government and industry stakeholders, as well as advocating on issues, programs, and policies that “enhance the success of Canadian canola farmers,” according to a press release…. Read More

After launching exploratory discussions with China last fall, the Canadian government is taking another step toward negotiating a trade deal Canada’s second-largest trading partner. As part of the March 4th issue of the Canada Gazette, Global Affairs Canada announced it’s asking for feedback on how to proceed with a possible free trade agreement with China. “With… Read More

If new rail legislation the federal government promised to introduce this spring is to be passed before the end of the session in June, it will have to be tabled soon. “One would imagine with the legislative calendar, it’s going to be have to be in the next several weeks,” says Steve Pratte, rail policy guru… Read More

Canola grower organizations say Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto is “a cause of serious concern to Canada’s canola farmers” due to the consolidation that would occur in the canola seed, trait and crop protection markets. The Canadian Canola Growers Association, along with the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, SaskCanola, the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and Ontario… Read More