Canadian Grain Commission makes changes to settling disputes between farmers and grain companies

The Canadian Grain commission says farmers will have more time for a final grade determination when there’s a dispute with a country elevator company.

Producers can now ask that a sample of their grain delivery be sent to the Grain Commission for a final determination for up to seven calendar days after the date of their grain delivery.

This right is available for farmers who deliver a regulated grain into a licensed primary elevator.

The changes have been made to keep pace with the current operational realities of grain handling and delivery in Canada.

The amendments clarify how long samples must be stored and allow more flexibility for farmers and elevator operators to decide who stores samples and where.

In addition, farmers will not have to be present at the time of delivery to request a final quality determination.


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