Promoting Canadian Oats

Location: The Edmonton Westin (Turner Valley Room), 10135 100th Street, Edmonton, AB, T5J 0N7
Date: Monday, January 25, 2016
Time: 7:15pm
Free admission

Location: TCU Place (as part of CropSphere), Saskatoon SK
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
(During the Cropsphere Conference)
Free admission to AGM only

A delicious cookie packed with flavour and high on crunch.

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Minister Ritz announced the receipt of the Crop Logistics Working Group report in Winnipeg this morning. POGA President, Art Enns, was one of the few people asked to participate in this group making sure that farmers voices are being heard with the rail concerns that still plague Canadian Agriculture.

Read the full report: Crop Logistics Working Group III Maximum Revenue Entitlement (MRE) Subcommittee Report of Findings (PDF 438KB)
Read the submission: Crop Logistics Working Group Submission to the CTA Review (PDF 332KB)

Canada’s grain, oilseed and special crop farmers critically rely on rail transportation. Every order for a grain hopper car counts. In a complex supply chain, spanning an average of 1,520 kilometres, the ability of the railways to get agricultural products to an export position is crucial to every player in the value chain – especially to the farmer.

Rail is the most economical and efficient way to ship bulk grain. Unfortunately, Canada’s rail system is not consistent nor reliable and has not proven to be adept at handling the grain industry’s growth. For example, 2013’s record-breaking harvest should have resulted in a positive outcome for the grain industry, but subsequent poor rail performance threatened our reputation as a reliable supplier of quality products, and compromised the livelihoods of farmers and the growth of the Canadian economy.

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