Applying for and using producer cars to ship grain

New Changes for 2015-16 crop year

Canadian Grain Commission producer identification numbers will replace Canadian Wheat Board identification numbers that were used in previous years.

Producers must include their email addresses on their applications. Administrators must provide producer email addresses.

Administrators must submit their shipping requests lists for the following shipping week to the Canadian Grain Commission before midnight on Wednesday.

Backlog rule limits the number of cars allocated to a producer or company to two times the maximum car spot at a loading site.

Under the Canada Grain Act, grain producers are entitled to order producer cars through the Canadian Grain Commission to ship any grain designated as such under the Canada Grain Act. Producer cars are used to ship grain directly to a particular destination and provide producers a delivery alternative to the licensed grain handling system. Producers have the option to deal directly with the Canadian Grain Commission and self-administer their cars or use an administrator who submits a completed producer car application on their behalf to the Canadian Grain Commission.

Shipping grain by a producer car can involve several different players. The Canadian Grain Commission is responsible for allocating producer cars. The railways (Canadian Pacific (CP), Canadian National (CN) and short line railways) are also involved as they operate the rail networks. When a part of the process is handled by CP or CN, you will be directed to that web site for more information.

Applying

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Unloading

Settling for grain and charges incurred

Contacts

Apply for a producer car online

Producer car administrators and producers who are administering their own producer cars can apply for producer cars online. To get started simply register and follow the steps to apply.

Grain shipping calendar

The shipping year runs from August 2, 2015 to July 30, 2016. There are 53 weeks in this crop year, week 1 starts the first week of August and week 53 the last day of July.

Grain shipping calendar, August 2015, weeks 1 to 5.

Grain shipping calendar, September 2015, weeks 5 to 9.

The calendar is also available as a PDF. Grain shipping calendar, 2015-16 (111 kb)