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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 industry to correct imbalances and improve the reliability of the grain freight rail system.

“It is clear that farmer voices have been heard,” said Jeff Nielsen, GGC President. “Grain farmers ...

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 exchange views and identify supply chain challenges and commercial solutions aimed at enhancing the transparency and effectiveness of the grain handling transportation system.

“The CLWG has been invaluable in providing ...

May 11, 2017

AGgrowth Coalition still seeking comprehensive BRM review

Canadian farm leaders look for commitment under Next Policy Framework
GUELPH, ON (May 11, 2017) - Canada’s AgGrowth Coalition is disappointed that federal and provincial governments have not yet made a clear commitment to undertake a comprehensive review of business risk management (BRM) for Canadian farmers, but look forward to continued dialogue with governments across Canada on a path forward.

On Tuesday, May 9 the AgGrowth Coalition met with Minister MacAulay to share a collective request for a review of business risk ...


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