Canadian Grain Commission to compensate farmers for unpaid deliveries to Ilta Grain

Saskatchewan farmers will receive over 11 million dollars in compensation for unpaid grain deliveries last year to Ilta Grain.

Remi Gosselin at the Canadian Grain Commission says all 222 eligible claims will be paid in full.

He says those claims total over 11 million dollars.

However, Gosselin says 49 claims totalling 1.5 million dollars will not be paid because they were outside the 90 day claim period or for a crop not covered, like canaryseed.

Most of the eligible claims were from pulse crop producers in Saskatchewan.

Gosselin expressed gratitude to farmers for being patient, pointing out this was the largest number of claims for compensation from a single company the Commission has had to settle.

Ilta’s processing plant west of Regina at Belle Plaine was sold to Viterra last August, one month after the company sought creditor protection.


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