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Ag groups concerned over emergency grain transport law expiring

Apr 20, 2016 at 12:44 PM CST

The Saskatchewan government is asking its federal counterparts to extend provisions of emergency legislation passed during the grain transport crisis of 2013-14.

Higher crop yields and a particularly cold winter that year gave the federal government cause to pass emergency provisions to the Canada Transportation Act. Known as the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act, the new law obligated railways to increase their minimum carrying capacity of grain and imposed penalties for failing to comply.