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August 1, 2018

Grain Growers disappointed with plan for User Fee Surplus

Decision is missed opportunity to reduce costs for farmers and modernize the CGC

OTTAWA (August 1, 2018) - Grain farmers are disappointed that following years of overcharging grain farmers and accumulating over $130 million in surplus user fees, the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced a plan to keep the surplus and expand its operations. Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) has previously called for the surplus to be returned to grain farmers through reduced user fees. The framework announced today is also a ...

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 ...

February 6, 2017

GGC letter to Minister MacAulay: reduce Grain Commission fees immediately

On behalf of GGC members, today I submitted a letter to Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lawrence MacAulay requesting that he reduce Canadian Grain Commission feeds effective immediately. The accumulated surplus is unacceptably high for farmers and an immediate reduction will ensure that future fee consultations will start off on the right foot.

Read the letter here.

January 4, 2017

Grain Growers of Canada welcomes appointment of Patti Miller to the Canadian Grain Commission

OTTAWA, January 4, 2017 – Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) is pleased to welcome the appointment of Patti Miller as chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC), beginning on Feb. 13, 2017.

Ms. Miller has a diverse background in grain agriculture, having most recently served as president of the Canola Council of Canada, as well as high-ranking positions at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and with grain companies. She possesses strong experience in marketing and has participated in many international trade missions, promoting Canadian grain ...

December 11, 2014

Proposed modernization of the Canada Grain Act has the potential to benefit Canadian grain growers

OTTAWA, December 11, 2014 – Bill C-48, The Modernization of Canada’s Grain Industry Act, tabled this week in the House of Commons contains proposed changes which are welcomed by the Grain Growers of Canada.

This Act is another step in the modernization of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) and will help to reinforce Canada’s reputation as a reliable exporter of top quality grain.

“Canadian farmers are proud of the strong international reputation we have worked hard to earn,” said Grain Growers ...

March 21, 2013

Grain Growers of Canada comments on Budget 2013

OTTAWA, March 21, 2013 – Grain Growers of Canada is neutral on the 2013 federal budget. “We are reassured to see this year’s federal budget document does not include any further erosion to agricultural research infrastructure, but we will have to wait and see more details about how previous budget cuts are put into practice before we weigh in one way or the other,” says Stephen Vandervalk, President of the Grain Growers of Canada. “While we realise going forward we will need to ...


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