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October 5, 2015

Grain Growers welcome benefits of TPP deal

OTTAWA, October 5, 2015 – Grain Growers of Canada is pleased that negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have been successfully concluded.

“We are excited that the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been completed,” said Gary Stanford, President of Grain Growers of Canada. “This agreement promises to provide substantial gains for Canada’s grain sector and the agricultural industry as a whole.”

The TPP will offer a variety of new trade opportunities for Canada’s agricultural sector, while keeping us on a level playing field ...

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 ...

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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