About this Website

On August 1, 2012 Canada implemented the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act. The act changes the way Western Canadian wheat and barley farmers market their grain by removing the mandatory requirement to market wheat and barley through the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).

Farmers had been required to sell through the Canadian Wheat Board marketing monopoly since it was established on October 12, 1943. In anticipation of the August 1 implementation Western Canada’s wheat and barley farmers and grain companies in Canada were able to enter into forward contracts for the purchase or sale of wheat, barley and durum for execution after August 1, 2012. Since August 1, 2012, farmers in Western Canada have been able to market their wheat and barley as they do their other crops and as other farmers do in other parts of Canada and around the world. Deliveries of Canadian wheat and barley now can be contracted and sold through the open market from any supplier and to any buyer for delivery. Beginning August 1, 2012 the cross-border system for wheat, durum and barley trade works as it does for other commodities such as canola and pulses. Export licenses are not be needed to export wheat, durum or barley from Canada. Grain crossing the border will still be subject to the respective and applicable customs and import regulations, such as phytosanitary requirements.

Since the changes brought about by the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act are important to stakeholders in the Canada – U.S. cross-border trade of grains and oilseeds, several not-for-profit associations from both the U.S. and Canada are working together to provide information to facilitate the marketing of  grain and seed between the U.S. and Canada.

This website provides some questions and answers designed in particular to help both Canadian and U.S. wheat, barley and durum producers with their marketing that may include cross-border transactions. There are several FAQ databases that include questions we think might be asked and answers based on our best knowledge. Currently, there are FAQs for Canadian Grain ProducersU.S. Grain Producers and Commerical Traders.

The site and the databases will be updated as we develop new and revised content. We look forward to considering additions from questions and comments that users submit.

The accuracy of the information reported and interpreted on this website is not guaranteed.  All contents are subject to correction and revision.

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