CALGARY, AB: Congratulations are due to both CP and CN Rail for their record grain hauls in the past year. Both rail lines have filed their performance reports to July 31, as well as their 2019 – 2020 grain plan.
“In spite of the agriculture trade disputes that we have around the world, which have suppressed prices, the volume of grain is substantial. Assuring our export markets that we can move our high-quality grain is crucial to our ongoing success,” stated Daryl Fransoo, Saskatchewan Director.
Grain movement from the past years faced many different challenges, some of which were addressed through Bill C-49, which received Royal Assent in May of 2018. The outcome of the legislation has provided greater accountability and forward reaching work plans to everyone’s benefit.
“Seeing these levels of grain movement gives growers cautious optimism as we move into harvest and plan for the next growing season. We hope that the efficiencies gained will lead to further investment in rolling stock and the infrastructure needed in order to continue matching the upward trend farmers have been achieving since gaining access to open grain markets,” closed William Pallister, Manitoba Director.
About the Wheat Growers:
Founded in 1970, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a voluntary farmer-run advocacy organization dedicated to developing public policy solutions that strengthen the profitability and sustainability of farming, and the agricultural industry as a whole. For more information, please visit wheatgrowers.ca.