Patti Miller to head grain commission

The president of the Canola Council of Canada will soon be chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission.

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced last week that he has appointed Patti Miller to take over the reins at the CGC, beginning Feb. 13.

“Patti has a wealth of experience in the sector and her passion for agriculture will be of great benefit to the commission’s work,” MacAulay said in a statement.

The appointment is for a six-year term at the grain commission, which is the regulator of Canada’s grain industry and responsible for the country’s grain grading system.

Miller will be a permanent replacement for Elwin Hermanson, who stepped down last year.

Miller has served as president of the canola council since 2012. She has also worked for Agriculture Canada in Winnipeg, collaborating with the grain and oilseed industry on policy, trade and market development.

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