CFA Wants Livestock Issues Considered In New Rail Regs

Cattle feeding on a Chatham-Kent Farm. (Photo by Simon Crouch)

The Canadian Federation of Agriculture says the government’s latest move to solve the grain transportation problem in Western Canada a step in the right direction.

But Vice-President Humphrey Banack says there are still some gaps in it.

The CFA has created a Crop Transportation and Logistics Committee made up of crop producers and shippers in Western Canada.

Banack says their recommendations will be released next week.

The CFA argues subsequent regulations need to ensure the various shipping corridors are appropriately serviced based on demand.

The Federation says that should include service to Canadas domestic feed and livestock industries.

Banack points out those industries purchase and add value to a lot of western Canadian grain, so their needs must be serviced on a priority basis.