APAS thrilled to see reduced grain inspection fees

APAS welcomes reduced grain inspection and weighing fees from the Canadian Grain Commission.

The federal agency says official inspection and weighing fees drop 43 cents to 1 dollar 5 cents per ton for ships, and declines 37 dollars 88 cents for a railway car, truck or container.

The grain industry will save 19 percent or 13.8 million dollars in the coming crop year.

APAS president Todd Lewis says the fee reductions are good news.

“They recognize that we’ve seen record grain volume shipped, and with that record volume, there’s been an increase with revenue into the grain commission,” said Lewis. “Past management allowed those fees to add up, and we ended up with a significant surplus. It’s good to see this is a long term plan that reduces fees.”

The proposed reduction in grain commission fees take effect on August first, the start of the crop year.

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