Initiatives supporting crop producers

Canadian farms provide a diverse range of crops for domestic and international markets. We are committed to creating new opportunities for the crops industry to enable competitiveness, innovation and market development.

Transportation and logistics

Joint Ministers' letter to railways
Crop Logistics Working Group
A venue for collaboration throughout the supply chain to help improve the efficiency in how grains, oilseeds, pulses, and other crops, and related products, move from farm to customer, whether in Canada or around the globe.
Grain handling and transportation system - Producer cars
Under the Canada Grain Act, grain producers are entitled to order producer railway cars through the Canadian Grain Commission to ship any regulated grain. Producer railway cars are used to ship grain directly to a particular destination and give producers a delivery alternative to the licensed grain handling system.

Research and development

Wheat and barley check-off
Information about the voluntary check-off applied to wheat and barley grown in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and the Peace River District of British Columbia to fund new variety research as well as new marketing opportunities.

Acts and regulations

Transportation 2030 and the Transportation Modernization Act (Bill C-49)
Transportation 2030 is the Government’s strategic plan for a national transportation system. On May 16, 2017, the Government of Canada proposed changes to laws through the Transportation Modernization Act which promotes a transparent, fair, efficient and safer national freight rail system.
Crop Variety Registration
Helps ensure the development of new crop varieties which provide improved agronomic performance and reliability for producers, and consistent, if not improved, quality for end-users.

Additional information

Useful external information sources
List of links to crop-related organizations.
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