The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced a series of grading changes that will come into effect this upcoming crop year. The CGC says the changes come after consultations with stakeholders through the Western Standards Committee and Eastern Standards Committee. The grading changes include the following revisions and considerations: Mildew standards for eastern and western… Read More

Declarations of grain eligibility is nothing new for western Canadian producers, however, producers in eastern Canada will need to familiarize themselves with the soon-to-be implemented process. The change comes in the wake of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), which was signed in 2018. Declaration requirements were put in place in Western Canada during the 2020-2021… Read More

Producers who were not paid for grain delivered to W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions will receive an average of 80 per cent compensation for eligible claims through the Canadian Grain Commission’s (CGC) Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program. The announcement comes after CGC suspension of W.A. Grain & Pulse Solutions’ grain dealer license and five primary elevator… Read More

Eligible producers who were not paid for grain delivered to Pipeline Foods, ULC, will be fully compensated through the Canadian Grain Commission’s (CGC) Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program. Following a review of individual producer claims, the CGC determined there were 49 eligible claims for unpaid deliveries to Pipeline Foods, ULC. The CGC will issue compensation… Read More

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is proposing to update producers’ access to grain grading dispute resolution, commonly known as “Subject to Inspector’s Grade and Dockage.” Comments will be accepted on the new rules until midnight on February 28, 2022. If a producer disagrees with a Canadian Grain Commission-licensed primary elevator’s assessment of their grain, they have… Read More

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

 

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