CGC posts $100 million surplus

The surplus is a result of high export volumes — commission says a user fee reduction may be considered

The Canadian Grain Commission has built up a surplus of nearly $100 million since 2013-14 through excess user fees collected from Canadian grain farmers. That surplus has prompted the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association to call for surplus fees to be immediately returned to farmers. In a Jan. 3 news release, the association called the […] Read more


Farmers overcharged nearly $100 million in CGC user fees

The Canadian Grain Commission has built up a surplus of nearly $100 million since 2013-14 through excess user fees collected from Canadian grain farmers. That surplus has prompted the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association to call for surplus fees to be immediately returned to grain farmers. In a Jan. 3 news release, the association called […] Read more


CGC announces grading changes for wheat, fababeans and chickpeas

The Canadian Grain Commission has announced grading changes that affect wheat, chickpeas and fababeans produced in Western Canada. As of Aug. 1, 2017, all grades of chickpeas and fababeans grown in Western Canada will have an ergot tolerance of .05 percent, the CGC has announced. Ergot is a cereal disease that is toxic to people […] Read more



Buyers hope Canada will continue to offer quality

Wheat importers from around the world hope that Canada’s move to an open wheat market will not hurt this country’s reputation for providing consistent quality. Foreign wheat industry officials attending the Canadian International Grains Institute’s International Grain Industry program this week are aware of the huge changes occurring in the Canadian grain system. It worried […] Read more


Grain commission seeks public input on changes

The Canadian Grain Commission is seeking feedback from farmers and grain industry stakeholders on possible changes to the commission and the Canada Grain Act. The federal government has been suggesting for months that a review of the act and the commission’s roles and services would be forthcoming once legislation aimed at eliminating the Canadian Wheat […] Read more