July 31, 2015 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is making changes to the producer car program to ensure the program provides timely and efficient service to producers and producer car administrators. These changes take effect as of August 1, 2015.
These changes include:
- Issuing Canadian Grain Commission identification numbers to producers.
- Allowing administrators to submit a weekly shipping request list.
- Requiring each producer provide an email address to the Canadian Grain Commission to facilitate communication about a producer car order.
- Sending email confirmations to producers to ensure each producer car application has a confirmed sale before a car is allocated.
- Implementing a backlog rule and a performance allocation rule.
The Canadian Grain Commission is committed to working closely with producers, producer car administrators and the railways to ensure that these changes improve the producer car program.
Manager, Producer Protection
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.