WINNIPEG, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Large crop volumes during the 2013 grain
harvest could present storage challenges for licensed primary
The Canadian Grain Commission reminds licensed elevators that that
paragraph 16(a) of the Canada Grain Regulations requires that the operator of a licensed elevator store all grain
received in an elevator building.
Before storing grain on the ground, a licensed elevator must request an
exemption in writing, advising the Canadian Grain Commission of the
kind of grain to be stored on the ground and the date the grain to be
stored on the ground is received. A full explanation of a licensed
elevator's responsibilities once an exemption has been granted is
available at www.grainscanada.gc.ca.
As well, elevator operators should be aware that producers may also be
storing grain on the ground on the farm. Under the Canada Grain Act a licensed grain handling facility cannot receive grain that is
contaminated. As well, a licensed elevator can refuse to receive grain
that is out of condition, or is likely to go out of condition.
About the Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency 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
For further information:
Chief Grain Inspector for Canada
Canadian Grain Commission
Storage of Grain on the Ground - Effective August 1, 2013