June 12, 2015 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Grain Commission
A number of stakeholders expressed support in their responses to the recent consultation on the Canadian Grain Commission’s proposal to license feed mills in Western Canada. Licensing feed mills would extend payment protection to grain producers who sell grain to feed mills.
Stakeholders also expressed concerns about issues such as how licensing feed mills would affect the industry and the need to avoid adding unnecessary costs to business and producers.
The Canadian Grain Commission will use the feedback gathered during the consultation as it develops a more focused proposal for licensing feed mills. Consultations on the more focused proposal for licensing feed mills are expected to begin in the near future.
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.