APAS is encouraging farmers to get involved in a federal consultation process underway on the Canada Grain Act.
President Todd Lewis says the federal review is overdue since the act hasn’t been changed in almost 50 years.
He says the grain act is in place to protect producers through the Canadian Grain Commission.
He says it is important for farmers to find out about the Grain Act and the grain commission and put some suggestions forward for possible changes.
He wants to see more transparency in the grain handling system to give farmers better signals for pricing and selling their grain.
The federal review of the Canada Grain Act will be over the internet with consultations ending April 30th.