Marketing Page ContentCanadian canola farmers need an open and competitive marketing environment to prosper. This includes transparent and accountable government institutions that meet farmers’ needs, balanced grain marketing contracts and access to timely pricing and marketing data. CCGA seeks to ensure that all farmers have this right and the necessary tools to market their grain effectively.CCGA’s policy development efforts in marketing currently focus on the following:Practical Guide to Navigate Grain Contracts Knowing what’s in (and what’s not in) your grain contract is critical for farmers. With the goal of assisting farmers in contract negotiation and interpretation, CCGA collects contracts from the major purchasers of grain for this summary of common clauses used in grain marketing contracts.You can find the guide in full here, last updated in January 2016. Want to know more? As of August 2014, all grain marketing contracts with a stipulated time frame must contain a provision to compensate farmers for grain not accepted within the defined delivery terms Short situation – as part of an ongoing initiative to help farmers get the best value for their crop, CCGA investigated possible options for farmers who are short or unable to fill their contracts. Know Your ColoursDistinctly green and heated seeds are two of the most common downgrading factors for canola. Read CCGA's Know Your Colours: Understand Distinctly Green and Heated Grading Factors to understand the tools and process used to assess distinctly green and heated seeds. Boost Your Grading Know-How The grade and dockage you receive for your canola directly affects your bottom line. Read CCGA’s Boost Your Grading Know-How to Benefit Your Bottom Line to help you get the most value for your crop.Want to know more?Listen to Daryl Beswitherick, Program Manager of Quality Assurance Standards with the Canadian Grain Commission, discuss the official process to determine dockage and the third party "Subject to Grade and Dockage" assessment tool. Modernizing the Canadian Grain CommissionThe Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is the government agency responsible for establishing and maintaining grain quality standards and ensuring Canada’s international reputation for consistent and reliable grain quality is upheld. CGC is funded through user fees on export grain, of which are ultimately passed back to growers through the prices they receive. CCGA is working to ensure increased accountability, responsiveness to growers and cost-effectiveness of the Commission. Want to know more? “Farmers Pay but have No Say” - Manitoba Cooperator (January 2016) “Modernizing the CGC” - Canola Digest (November 2013)Component PricingComponent pricing has become an active topic of conversation for farmers. To encourage a broader dialogue, CCGA prepared a fact sheet that discusses many issues related to component pricing, including the benefits and downsides, as well as examples from other jurisdictions.