Canadian Canola Growers Association

Time for Change: Reviewing the Canada Grain Act

January 28, 2021Hub Article

​​​​​​​​It has been over 40 years since the Canada Grain Act was last opened for review and updated. In fact, the canola processing sector did not even exist when the Act was last overhauled. The way we farm has changed and so has the way we market and handle grain. Updates to the Act are essential to reflect the changes of the last 40 years, as well as advances coming in the future.

How it affects farmers

Most farmers' main interaction with the Canada Grain Act happens at the time they deliver grain to a buyer. The Act lays out the details for grading standards, as well as various producer protections, such as the right to observe the sampling and dockage process ... (read more)

​​​​​​​​It has been over 40 years since the Canada Grain Act was last opened for review and updated. In fact, the canola processing sector did not even exist when the Act was last overhauled. The way we farm has changed and so has the way we market and handle grain. Updates to the Act are essential to reflect the changes of the last 40 ... (read more)

National Code of Practice Needs Farmers' Feedback

December 3, 2020Hub Article

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops is seeking farmer feedback on a draft voluntary code of practice for Canada’s grain industry. Grassroots participation is crucial to ensure the on-farm practices included in the code are workable for farmers.

For over a year, the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops has been ... (read more)