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Grain delivery declarations will look the same to farmers but they’re now a legal requirement by the Canadian Grain Commission.

Grain declarations same, but different

CUSMA compliance means the documents are no longer voluntary contracts between buyer and seller

On the surface the grain delivery declarations western farmers fill out before being allowed to deliver grain to elevators in the new crop year starting Aug. 1 won’t look much different than those of the past 15 years. However, there is a major change. While the declarations, which have been essentially commercial contracts between grain sellers and buyers, they are

How grain delivery declarations came to be

Grain companies belonging to the Western Grain Elevator Association (WGEA) introduced grain delivery declarations in 2005 and they have worked generally well, says association executive director Wade Sobkowich. Declarations had been debated for at least 25 years before as an alternative to kernel visual distinguishability (KVD) — a system that required new wheat varieties destined