Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers
Your Crop, Your Choice
The Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act, which received Royal Assent on December 15, 2011, gives Western Canadian grain producers the same freedom to market their crops as their counterparts across the country.
This change to a voluntary CWB brings new opportunities for producers, and innovation and value-added jobs to the Canadian economy.
Marketing freedom is about choice - the same kind of choice producers have had to sell canola, oats, and pulse crops. This is about prosperity and new potential for Canada's growing agricultural sector well into the future.
With the new law now in place, the Government is working with the CWB, farmers, our provincial partners and the entire supply chain, to provide information and support for the transition to an open, competitive wheat, durum and barley market in Western Canada.
Wheat in Canada brings almost $4 billion to the farm gate and represents $5.6 billion in exports. The Government of Canada is committed to creating new opportunities for the wheat industry through concrete measures including marketing freedom, introducing new - and amending existing legislation to enable competitiveness, investing in innovation, developing markets, and pursuing an aggressive trade agenda.
To learn more about the Government's continued strategy to modernize the grain sector, visit the What You Need to Know page.
Key questions and answers for you.
A series of background documents to provide more detailed information about the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act and the transition to an open market.
News releases, speeches and multimedia files explaining the changes to the CWB.