A working group of Canadian and U.S. organizations has launched a website with information on how producers in each country can deliver grain across the border.
The launch coincides with the end of the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly Aug. 1, which will mean Canadian producers can deliver wheat and barley to the U.S. without an export permit. However U.S. and Canadian grain crossing the border will still be subject to the respective and applicable customs and import regulations, such as phytosanitary requirements.
The website at http://can ada-usgrainandseedtrade.info/ has sections for both U.S. and Canadian producers. Topics include finding a buyer, grading system, contracts and pricing, crossing the border, delivery of grain, settlement-payment, checkoffs, taxes and other deductions and relevant regulations and standards.
Organizations identified in the press release announcing the website include the Grain Growers of Canada, Canada Grains Council, U.S. Wheat Associates and the North American Export Grain Association.