The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission doesn’t want quick changes made to the Canada Grains Act, however the U.S. wants greater access to the Canadian wheat market.
Sask Wheat Chair Bill Gehl says public consultation is required to determine the consequences of adding more U.S. wheat to Canada’s grain handling system.
“It’s not to say American grains aren’t welcome up here,” said Gehl. “They just have to go through the process of getting tested to see which class they would fit in. And if they do fit the parametres of that class, then they’re wlecome up here.”
Gehl says buyers of Canadian wheat want not only high quality, but consistency of quality.
He is also worried about disruptions to Canadian wheat exports.