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April 25, 2018

Government and Industry – keeping grain on track

As a Canadian grain producer in Alberta, I am landlocked. I grow my grain thousands of kilometers from the nearest port, meaning that I, like most of my fellow grain farmers, am dependent on the most efficient and cost effective method of transporting our product to market. For generations across the prairies that has been rail.

With only two major railways in Canada we farmers have not always been in the most enviable of situations. From a producer prospective there ...

January 21, 2014

Grain Growers opens direct dialogue with railways and grain companies on rail service

WINNIPEG, MB, Jan. 21, 2014 – Today in Winnipeg Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) farmers met with railway officials and grain companies at a Ministerial roundtable to discuss the current state of affairs related to the grain backlog.

"We were satisfied with today's meeting and the direct dialogue that has begun with the railways and grain companies. We appreciate the federal government's initiative to provide a forum to voice concerns," says Brian Otto, Grain Growers' Director representative for the Western Barley Growers Association. "...

December 11, 2012

Grain Growers pleased to see legislation assuring more balance with railways

OTTAWA, December 11, 2012 - The Grain Growers of Canada is optimistic about the Fair Rail Freight Service Act, Bill C-52, introduced in the House of Commons today. “This new legislation will go a long way to address our farmers’ shipping needs,” says Stephen Vandervalk, President of the Grain Growers of Canada. “We are thrilled to see this legislation moving through Parliament. A lot of hard work has gone into this.”

“We need to fully acknowledge the work of the Coalition of ...

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