Alta. wheat growers call for rail improvements

The Alberta Wheat Commission is renewing calls for regulatory reforms that it says will lead to a more equitable relationship between railways and grain shippers. In a Sept. 15 news release, the commission called for improved railway accountability through the introduction of reciprocal monetary penalties that could be applied against grain shippers or railway companies […] Read more

Farmers’ wheat shipments too slow: Cargill

Farmers are sitting on too much wheat and may not be able to empty their bins when they hope, according to a major grain company. “It has become evident to us that there could be a rude awakening,” said Len Penner, president of Cargill Ltd. Growers are on pace to ship a total of 13.3 […] Read more

Grain flow good in open market

Vancouver has excellent fall | No major complications seen in early months following end of CWB monopoly

WINNIPEG — Grain is rushing through the Canadian transportation network in the first months after the death of the CWB’s export monopoly. “Overall, things are looking pretty good,” said Mark Hemmes, manager of the federally appointed grain system monitor Quorum Corp., in a speech during the Fields on Wheels conference Nov. 6. That perception dominated […] Read more