The Alberta Wheat Commission says its pleased to see the federal government moving forward on long-term solutions to rail transportation challenges.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau said Tuesday morning, the new Transportation Modernization Act as a strategy for a more transparent, balanced, efficient and reliable transportation system.

“We appreciate that the Government of Canada has taken steps that will address longstanding transportation issues faced by farmers,” said Kevin Auch, AWC Chair. “Better rail service will in-turn strengthen our ability to build competitive advantage in the international marketplace. It reassures our global customers that our government places a high priority on a robust export environment.”

The government is also retaining the maximum revenue entitlement with some modifications to reflect individual railway investments.

Auch says better rail service will strengthen Canada's ability to build a competitive advantage in the international marketplace.

Some provisions of the bill will enhance inquiry powers of the Canadian Transportation Agency and require more publicly available data on rail system performance.

More Ag News

Dry Conditions Expected To Return

While many parts of the Prairies received some much needed rain over the past few days, the warm, dry conditions are expected to return. Senior Agricultural Meteorologist with World Weather Inc.,…

Viterra Donates Land to Help End World Hunger

Viterra is donating the use of land around six of its grain terminals in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The nearly 400 acres will be farmed by volunteers in the different…

Agriflash Headlines for May 18

400 Acres Donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank Viterra is donating roughly 400 acres of land around six of its grain terminals in Alberta and Saskatchewan to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The land…

4-H Members Win Trip to Explore Ag in NWT

4-H members from across the Province will be visiting the North West Territories and Northern Alberta on an Agriculture Development Tour. Grade 12 student, Cassidy Read from Okotoks, has been in the…

Local 4-H Member Wins Trip to Explore Ag in NWT

4-H members from across the Province will be visiting the North West Territories and Northern Alberta on an Agriculture Development Tour. Grade 12 student, Cassidy Read from Okotoks, has been in the…

Agriflash Headlines for May 17

Record Spud Production in 2017 A record amount of potatoes were produced in Alberta last year. According to a report from ATB Financial, the Province grew over 2 billion pounds of spuds. Over the…

Foothills MP Tours Innovations in Canadian Ag

Members of Parliament toured the country last week to see how the government can help grow Canada's agriculture industry. The House of Commons Agriculture Committee toured Quebec, Ontario,…

CN Rail's Pulling Hopper Cars Off the Network

CN Rail is removing hopper cars from their network to put in short-term storage. The rail company said, they've seen a decrease in demand for grains cars in Western Canada, which is typical for this…

Agriflash Headlines for May 16

Seeding is in Full Swing in the Province As of last week, seeding is about 10 per cent complete in Alberta. According to Alberta Ag and Forestry's latest Crop Report for May 8th, seeding progress is…

Seeding About 10 Per Cent Done in Alberta

As of last week, seeding is about 10 per cent complete in Alberta. According to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry's latest Crop Report for May 8th, seeding progress is about 7 to 10 days behind the…

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Login