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Get an elevator receipt, grain receipt, or cash purchase ticket when delivering to an elevator.

Make sure you get paid what you’re owed

The Canadian Grain Commission requires grain companies it licenses to provide security to cover unpaid deliveries

Reduce your risk of not getting paid when delivering grain by following these recommendations: Before making a delivery, make sure the company is licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission, which requires licensed grain companies to provide security to cover money owed to producers for deliveries. Unregulated grains and deliveries of any grain to unlicensed grain […] Read more

Prairie grain growers have a big stake in NAFTA talks

Trade deal has produced great benefits and can be made even better

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been a boon for Canadian agricultural producers, facilitating cross-border trade and commerce, and fuelling the economic performance and growth of this highly export-driven sector. It has achieved this mainly through the continued reduction of tariffs on agricultural goods, but also through measures addressing non-tariff trade barriers, sanitary and […] Read more


Last chance to comment on producer car rules

The Canadian Grain Commission is looking to 
license producer car loading facilities

The Canadian Grain Commission is seeking feedback on proposed changes to the licensing of some groups in the grain industry. If a grain-handling operation meets the definition of an elevator or grain dealer under the Canada Grain Act, it must be either licensed or exempted by the grain commission. Licensing implies that a bond or […] Read more

Protect supply management, says Alberta Milk chair

Farm Vote: Tom Kootstra says critics of supply management don’t understand there’s no free market in milk

Alberta’s dairy industry needs Ottawa to fight for supply management, says the chair of Alberta Milk. “The biggest issue is continued support for our unique production model — supply management — and the potential impact that a trade deal could have on our system,” said Tom Kootstra. That means going to bat for supply management […] Read more