Deductions for handling your grain
Elevators licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission can charge you for various grain handling services, deducting these costs from your grain delivery payment:
- Charges for elevator services
- Third-party costs
Charges for elevator services
Primary, terminal and process elevator charges may be deducted for services. Under the Canada Grain Act, elevator operators must file, with the Canadian Grain Commission, a summary of current charges including:
- Removal of dockage
- Cleaning as requested by the owner of the grain or screenings
- Drying as requested by the owner of the grain or screenings
- Other services as performed by the elevator company
Operators may apply charges that are the same or less than those filed.
Licensed elevators are not required to file or post charges related to third-party costs.
Examples of third-party costs are:
- Rail freight
Summaries of current elevator charges
Summaries are available:
- In your local primary elevator
- Under Elevator Tariffs for primary, terminal and process elevators
Check on deductions
- Ask about all charges and inquire about other delivery options before delivering grain or entering into a contract
- Compare charges being applied at elevators in your area
- Contact the Canadian Grain Commission at 1-800-853-6705 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel an elevator operator has deducted charges unfairly
The Canadian Grain Commission does not set or approve charges for services provided by licensed elevators. However, the Canadian Grain Commission will investigate your complaint if you feel a company has deducted charges unfairly.