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

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau has announced appointments for the top two spots at the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). Selkirk, Man.-area farmer Doug Chorney has been promoted to chief commissioner, effectively immediately and for a three-year term. Chorney, who was appointed assistant chief commissioner in 2017, has been serving as acting chief commissioner since June… Read More

Damp or rainy weather just before or during harvest can spell trouble for mature wheat kernels. All that extra moisture can cause sprouting and, if that happens, the kernel produces an enzyme that can drastically affect the quality of the end uses of the crop. “When wheat begins to sprout, it produces an enzyme called… Read More

The federal government says it’s still committed to completing its review of the legislation that applies to Canada’s grain industry, but the timeline is now unknown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada launched the latest review of the Canada Grain Act in March 2019. Together with the Canadian Grain Commission, AAFC started… Read More

The chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced her retirement three years into a six-year appointment. With 35 years in the agriculture industry behind her, Patti Miller says she felt as though it was time. “You know, I think you get to a certain stage in your life and you start evaluating… Read More

 

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