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Federal Tories pledge to postpone new livestock transport rules

Reading Time: 3 minutes A federal Conservative government would postpone major amendments to animal health regulations dealing with livestock transport, otherwise due to come into effect in February next year. Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives on Friday released a platform promising a number of regulatory changes of interest to grain and livestock producers ahead of the federal election on Oct. 21. […] Read more



ILTA Grain escrow fund set up for unpaid farmers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Farmers who delivered to Prairie pulse and grain processor ILTA Grain but didn’t get paid before the company went into creditor protection are being asked to “immediately” get in touch with the Canadian Grain Commission. The CGC late Wednesday announced it has reached an agreement with the company’s court-appointed monitor for a new escrow account, […] Read more

Grain Commission suspends ILTA Grain’s licenses

Reading Time: 2 minutes Farmers owed money for grain delivered to ILTA Grain Inc. should call the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). The CGC on Thursday suspended the Surrey, B.C.-based company’s grain dealer’s license and its primary grain elevator licenses for elevators at Belle Plaine and Saskatoon, Sask., Remi Gosselin, the CGC’s manager of corporate information services, said in an […] Read more


Feed weekly outlook: Prices fall with rain

Reading Time: 1 minute Feed grain prices for Lethbridge’s feedlot alley took a tumble after parts of the Prairies received some much-needed rain. Jim Beusekom, president of Market Place Commodities in Lethbridge, said barley and wheat prices recently dropped. Barley was around $285-$290 per tonne in the area, down about $10 from the week ending June 21. Wheat was […] Read more

Grain grading revamp may add falling number, DON as factors

Reading Time: 3 minutes Two significant grain specs that aren’t yet factors for a crop’s official grade are now under consideration to join that official list. The Canadian Grain Commission on Monday put out a call for “grain sector stakeholders” to submit their views before May 10 on a proposal for falling number and deoxynivalenol (DON) to both become […] Read more


Canadian canola demand off year-ago pace

Reading Time: 1 minute CNS Canada — Canadian canola exports and domestic usage are both falling behind the year-ago pace, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data. Canada exported only 63,700 tonnes of canola during the week ended Jan. 6, according to the report. That compares with the average weekly movement during the crop-year-to-date of about 200,000 tonnes. […] Read more

Total Canadian grain exports running well ahead of average

Reading Time: 1 minute CNS Canada — Canadian canola exports may be slightly behind the year-ago pace, but wheat movement is very strong and total crop exports to-date are running well ahead of average for this time of year, according to the latest statistics from the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC). Canada exported 219,800 tonnes of canola during the week […] Read more


Four Eastern wheats to be reclassified in July

Reading Time: 2 minutes Four classes of Canada Eastern wheat are set to be reclassified in mid-2019 into a new “Other” class, to cut the costs of segregating grain during commercial handling. The Canadian Grain Commission announced Thursday a new Canada Eastern Other Wheat (CEOW) class will be created effective July 1, 2019. At that time, the Canada Eastern […] Read more

Heavy canola deliveries despite harvest delays

Reading Time: 1 minute CNS Canada — Canadian farmers made heavy deliveries of canola into the commercial pipeline during the first week of October, according to the latest Canadian Grain Commission data. The active movement came despite persistent reports of harvest-delaying weather in many areas. While snow continued to keep farmers off of their fields in parts of the […] Read more