Ottawa provides support for grain farm production code of practice


The federal government is providing almost 790 thousand dollars to help grain farmers develop a code of practice for farm production.

The funds will go to the Canada Grains Council to develop the voluntary codes of practice.

The Council will help farmers determine the best practices to follow to be sustainable for both market and public trust purposes.

The codes will cover a range of topics, including fertilizer management, pesticide use, soil management, farm workers, wildlife habitat, food and work safety.

The federal government is also providing 430 thousand dollars to the Canada Grains Council to develop a pilot insurance product for grain exporters.

The insurance would cover risks of having grain shipments rejected at the border of the importing country.

It would help protect farmers against the risks of regulatory trade barriers, particularly around the input residues on seeds.

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