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May 19, 2017

Rail Bill promises long-term solutions for grain shipping in Canada

Concerns remain regarding the sunset of extended interswitching clause on August 1, 2017 May 19, 2017 (OTTAWA) - Grain Growers of Canada, the national voice of grain farmers, was pleased to see the May 16 introduction of Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act. The Bill contains many of the proposals long advocated by the grain ...

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May 19, 2017

Crop Logistics Working Group Resumes Important Work Under Fourth Mandate

Winnipeg, Manitoba – May 19, 2017 Representatives from across the grains value chain welcomed this week’s announcement by Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay that the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) would be re-established for a fourth mandate. The important work of the CLWG includes providing a regular forum for grain industry stakeholders to ...

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Blog Posts

June 1, 2017

Art Enns

Unreliable grain transport – the case for good policy

This week we narrowly avoided a labour disruption at CN Rail. Once again, shippers in Canada were left in limbo on the future reliability of one of our two major railways. The panic that strikes the shippers in a situation like this is a symptom of the inherent problems with ...

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March 20, 2017

Jeff Nielsen

Call for farmer action: Pest Management Regulatory Agency review of Imidacloprid

On November 23, 2016, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) announced a proposed phase out of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid based on perceived risks to aquatic invertebrates.

Grain Growers, along with other grain groups, has serious concerns with the methodology and narrow data set used to come to this decision. We ...

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Farmer Feature

“As a grain farmer, I rely on an efficient and reliable rail service to deliver my product to markets all around the world. In 2013/2014 grain farmers saw just how vital this system is when we could not capitalize on high oat bids in the US because of shipping issues. As a result, some of our most reliable customers sourced product from other countries to meet their demands – and they continue to do so now. An unbalanced grain handling system puts me, and all farmers, at a competitive disadvantage and has a direct impact on my bottom line.”

–Art Enns, grain farmer, Morris, MB