Farmers are hoping railways will follow new rules designed to improve grain transportation.
The House of Commons and the Senate have approved Bill C-49, a comprehensive transportation bill.
The grain transportation legislation has been long awaited.
Numerous groups applaud passage of the legislation, including APAS, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, and various wheat and barley organizations.
APAS president Todd Lewis hopes Bill C-49 will improve rail service and avoid another winter of grain backlogs.
Measures include service level agreements and penalties for poor rail performance.
The legislation also requires CN and CP Rail to develop a plan to move the upcoming year’s crop.
Many farmers lost money this winter when they couldn’t deliver their crops to the elevator on time.