Cheque, please: make sure you get paid for your grain
The CGC offers a few tips on how to avoid grain delivery stress
By Kaitlynn Anderson
The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has a few words of advice to ensure that farmers get paid for their grain this season.
Producers should be sure to sure check that the company they are delivering their grain to is licensed by the CGC.
“As part of its mandate to work in the interests of grain producers, the CGC requires licensed grain companies to provide security to cover money owed to producers for grain deliveries,” according to a Wednesday release.
Deliveries to unlicensed grain companies are not qualified for compensation if payment is not received.
The CGC encourages producers to ensure that they receive a primary elevator receipt, grain receipt or cash purchase ticket upon delivery. This document should show the grain, grade, weight, price and date of delivery, the CGC said in the release.
Another step that producers can take is to ask for immediate payment.
“When delivering multiple loads of grain to one company, it's a good idea to ask for payment after each load or every few loads,” the CGC stated in the release. “Wait until the cheque clears before you deliver another load.”
In the event of any difficulties with payments, farmers should contact the CGC as soon as possible.
“Grain producers should contact the CGC immediately if they experience any trouble or delays getting paid. Waiting too long could put your eligibility for compensation at risk," Patti Miller, chief commissioner of the CGC, said in the release.
For more information on grain delivery, check out the CGC website.
Farms.com has reached out to the CGC for further comment.