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November 30, 2014

Grain Growers welcome extension of minimum grain volume requirements for railways

OTTAWA, November 30, 2014 – The Grain Growers of Canada today lauded the announcement from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Transport Canada extending the Order in Council for minimum grain carriage volume requirements.

This extension should help ensure that the rail shipping deficiencies experienced last winter do not recur and the orderly movement of grain continues through March 2015.

“Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz are once again demonstrating leadership in providing key support for Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector”, ...

March 7, 2014

Grain Growers of Canada welcomes announcement on rail service

WINNIPEG, MB, March 7, 2014 - The Grain Growers of Canada welcomed today's announcement from Gerry Ritz, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport Canada, who are taking action to address the immediate grain backlog, helping deal with rail system logistics issues.

"We want to thank Ministers Ritz and Raitt for listening and taking action," said Gary Stanford, Grain Growers of Canada President. "We have held meetings with both of the Ministers and other government officials to ...

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