Protection for grain producers
The Canadian Grain Commission is mandated to serve producer interests by upholding the Canada Grain Act and as such has implemented a number of programs and safeguards to ensure the fair treatment of Canadian grain producers.
Find out how to get a grade dispute resolved; exercise your rights and follow the rules that apply to getting paid for the grain you deliver; apply for a producer car; and use a grading service before delivery.
What you should know before delivering grain, upon delivery, and the rights and protection available.
If you (includes anyone delivering grain on your behalf) disagree with the licensed primary elevator’s assessment of your grain’s grade, dockage, moisture or protein, you have the right to ask that a sample be sent to us at the Canadian Grain Commission for a binding decision. This service is an inspection Subject to Inspector’s Grade and Dockage.
When you have not been paid for grain that you have delivered to a licensed primary elevator, process elevator or grain dealer you are able to make a payment claim.
You have the right to apply for a railway car for shipping your grain to a destination you choose.
Send a representative sample of your grain to one of the Canadian Grain Commission’s service centres to get an impartial grade. A fee is charged.
Sign up, send in a sample and get a free grade.
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