WINNIPEG, MB, June 12, 2015 /CNW/ - 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.
- The Canadian Grain Commission held a consultation from February 9 to April 9, 2015 on its proposal to license western Canadian feed mills.
- The intent of the consultation was to collect information and assess the nature of the feed mill industry in western Canada.
- The Canadian Grain Commission received 43 formal written submissions representing a range of stakeholders including 53 feed mills and commodity and producer organizations.
- The proposal for licensing feeds mills was accessed over 1400 times on the Canadian Grain Commission's web site during the consultation period.
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.
SOURCE Canadian Grain Commission
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