February 9, 2015 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Grain Commission
Today, the Canadian Grain Commission began consultations on its proposal to licence feed mills in western Canada and to extend payment protection to grain producers who sell grain to feed mills.
The intent is to assess the feed mill industry in western Canada. Information collected will be considered when determining a threshold for commercial feed mills to be licensed.
The Canadian Grain Commission is seeking input from feed mills, grain producers, producer groups, current licensees, and industry stakeholders on its proposal to licence feed mills and to assist in the development of licensing requirements for feed mills.
Relevant information, including a description of the issue and a full description of the proposal, are available on the Canadian Grain Commission web site. Information is also provided on the web site on how stakeholders can comment on the proposal. Stakeholders have until April 9, 2015 to submit input.
Manager, Corporate Information Services
Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers’ rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.