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 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: Canola Dockage and GradingCCGA works to ensure farmers receive the best value for their canola. We launched www.KnowYourGrade.ca in October 2018 as a farmer resource: 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 July 2020, under CUSMA, all grain deliveries to a licensed facility must be accompanied by a declaration that the variety being delivered is registered in Canada. Canola farmers will need to sign a declaration or agree to contractual language when delivering canola to both primary elevators and processors. 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. Modernizing the Canadian Grain Commission The 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. It also provides a series of important producer protections.In Spring 2019, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada launched a review of the CGC. It has been over 40 years since a major overhaul of the Canada Grains Act and wholesale review of Commission operations. The grain sector has substantially evolved and it is widely recognized that changes are required to uphold the grain quality assurance system, to update producer protections, and to better align the CGC with the needs of the grain sector.