Friday, January 15, 2021

Feds seek opinions about Grains Act reform

Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau told a meeting of Saskatchewan farmers this week that consultations have been opened on updating the Canada Grains Act.

TYhe government said it wants feedback from grain industry stakeholders before April 30 on “ways to potentially update the legislation”

The way grain is bought, sold, delivered and handled at facilities has changed significantly, as have buyers’ demands for grain quality… (and) it is possible that some modernization is required to ensure the system is better aligned with current and future market realities, the government said.

Other than some specific tweaks, it has been 50 years since the act was amended.

Included in this review are the ways grain is graded, aiming to provide ongoing flexibility to adopt technology as it becomes available.