Advocating for Farmers
Canadian agriculture relies on efficient, predictable transportation services. The reliability of the Canada’s grain handling system is directly related to farmers’ competitiveness in domestic and global markets. The rail system should work for the shipper and be balanced and fair for all parties, be it grain farmers, handlers or shipping companies.
Trade & Marketing
Canada’s grain sector has enormous potential within the global market.
We export nearly 80 per cent of the grain we grow, and access to international markets directly impacts Canadian farmers’ profitability. For this reason, growth and diversification are of paramount consideration.
Business Risk Management
Ninety-seven per cent of Canadian farmers are family-run. Like any family business, Canadian farmers invest a lot in their operations. Every farmer deals with varying types and levels of risk, be it weather variability, insects, input prices or market fluctuations.
Strong Business Risk Management (BRM) programs provide a reliable safety net and help create an environment where farmers have the confidence to make necessary investments in their future.