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April 24, 2017

GGC statement on proposed regulation to accelerate reduction of Grain Commission fees

April 24, 2017 (OTTAWA) – “Grain Growers of Canada is pleased to see the April 22 Canada Gazette Part 1 notice that proposes an early reduction of Canadian Grain Commission outward inspection fees as of August 1, 2017. The accelerated reduction is ahead of the original schedule of new user fees which would have started April 1, 2018. This move is in line with our recent calls to Minister MacAulay and the Commission to prevent the further accumulation of the surplus, which is now over $100 million.

“We applaud this ...

April 12, 2017

Statement from Grain Growers of Canada re: consultation on Cash Ticket Deferrals

April 12, 2017 (OTTAWA) - The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) supports maintaining the current cash ticket deferral option available for grains as an important and integrated business financial tool. It is used by grain farmers to manage cash flow and balance their income from one year to the next.

 
Grain farmers in Canada operate in a highly cyclical industry. In addition to price fluctuations they must also manage weather impacts and inconsistencies in grain transportation. The cash ticket deferral is ...

February 22, 2017

CAFTA Release: Chasing China: Going After The World’s Largest Agri-Food Market

Ottawa, ON – February 22, 2017 – The Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA) today released a report entitled “Chasing China - Expanding Canada’s Agri-Food Exports to China”, which outlines the potential for expanding trade in a market that accounted for $5.6 billion in Canadian agri-food and agri-food exports last year. China is Canada’s second largest two-way trading partner after the U.S.

“China has a taste for what Canadian agri-food can offer – now’s the time to turn that taste into Canadian growth,” ...

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