Agriculture Policy Development and Advocacy


CCGA represents the interests of canola farmers on national and international issues and policies that affect the profitability of canola. Through its research on policy alternatives and advocacy work, CCGA’s policy team works to affect change on behalf of the association's 43,000 farmer members.​



​In addition to the work of CCGA’s staff, the association works through several allied associations to advocate for change:
  • Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance
  • Coalition of Rail Shippers
  • Grain Growers of Canada
  • Vegetable Oil Industry of Canada
  • Canola Council of Canada
  • Canada Grains Council
  • Canadian Renewable Fuels Association​

Representing Farmers

​CCGA also represents farmers’ interests on a number of committees and working groups including:

  • Western Grains Standards Committee
  • Western Grains Research Foundation
  • Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s Pest Management Advisory Council
  • Grower Requested Own Use (GROU) program
  • On-Farm Food Safety Management Committee​


 Bill C-18

On December 9, 2013 Bill C-18: The Agricultural Growth Act was introduced into Parliament.  The Act proposes to change several pieces of legislation under the responsibility of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.  Read a full summary of the proposed changes here.

FCC interviews Rick White, General Manager of CCGA, about the farmgate impact of rising demand for canola, how leaders can manage through change, and the future of Canada's grains and oilseed sector. 

Growing with Canola: In this episode of Growing with Canola, Rick White explains CCGA's role in national policy development and advocacy, including changes to the Canada Grain Commission and improvements in rail service.