From October 1965 to March 2002, Dr. Phil Williams worked at the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory. Needless to say, Williams had a significant impact on the Canadian wheat industry over those four decades. In 1970, he was appointed as the first chemist-in-charge of protein testing and organized the testing and monitoring procedure for… Read More

Responding to producer calls for change, and following consultations with stakeholders across the country, the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is implementing regulatory changes that add canary seed to the list of official grains. Effective August 1, 2021, grain producers will benefit from the same rights, services, and protections for their canary seed crop as they… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is proposing to reduce service fees collected for four official grain inspection and official grain weighing services, as of August 1, 2021, the start of the next crop year. A spokesperson for the Commission says sustained growth of export volumes over the last few years means it can reduce fees… Read More

A combination of major losses on foreign exchange hedging in the initial days of the COVID-19 pandemic and an unsuccessful plan to sell assets to draw down debt contributed to Alberta-based pulse and grain crop exporter W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions entering receivership in late April, according to a court document filed by the company’s… Read More

Alberta-based grain and pulse crop buyer W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions entered receivership as of April 26, 2021. With its head office at Innisfail, Alta., W.A. Grain owns handling and processing facilities at Bashaw and Bowden, Alta., as well as at Pambrun, Ponteix, and Vanguard in southwest Saskatchewan. The company also operates a processing plant… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has made notice of the suspension of five primary licenses and one grain dealer license. According to the CGC, as of April 20, 2021, the licenses of W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions are suspended until April 30, 2021. This means you will be protected by security under the Canada Grain… Read More

Eligible producers who were not paid for grain delivered to Canpulse Foods Ltd., and Global Grain Canada Ltd., will be fully compensated through the Canadian Grain Commission’s (CGC) Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program, the commission says. On October 31, 2020, the CGC suspended the licenses of Canpulse Foods Ltd., and Global Grain Canada Ltd., as… Read More

Grain companies have laid out their priorities for the current review of the Canada Grain Act, with consultations underway until April 30. There have been multiple attempts to update the Act going back to the early 2000s, but they’ve all been derailed before reaching the point where the legislation was changed. As Wade Sobkowich, executive… Read More

The federal government is launching consultations on the long-awaited review of the Canada Grain Act. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau made the announcement as part of her speech kicking off the virtual CropSphere conference hosted by Saskatchewan crop commissions on Tuesday (January 12). “The Canada Grain Act has not had major updates… Read More