The Canadian Grain Commission is planning on a consultation process with farmers and grain companies on a new fee schedule which could include lower rates.
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers says the federal agency has a 100 million dollar surplus from excessive charges for grain inspection and weighing over the past few years.
The farm group is calling for a producer refund and lower charges.
Grain Commission spokesman Remi Gosselin says the agency will consult with farm groups and grain handling companies on a new fee schedule.
He says the Commission would consider rebates, lower fees, and other options including spending more on grain research.