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: Modernizing the Canadian Grain Commission In early 2021, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is holding consultations on what changes should be made to the Canada Grain Act and how the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) can better meet the needs of the grain sector. It has been 40 years since the Act was overhauled. The way we farm as well as the way we sell, deliver and handle grain has changed.The Canada Grain Act regulates grain quality domestically and for export and provides for a series of producer protections. The CGC is the government agency responsible for establishing grain quality standards and ensuring Canada's international reputation for consistent and reliable grain quality is upheld.The consultation provides an important opportunity for farmers to help define the gold standard for grain quality and producer protection. Important elements up for review include the process for how farmers ask for a second opinion on grade, dockage, and moisture, and at what facilities; whether enhancements to the producer protection program are required; what role the CGC should play in outward inspection; and, more largely, if changes to CGC's mandate to "work in the interest of grain producers" are needed.Read more: AAFC's Canada Grain Act Review. Read more: Time for Change: Reviewing the Canada Grain Act.CCGA is working with our members and other stakeholders to develop a farmer-focused position. If you have thoughts on how to improve the Canada Grain Act, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.