Eligible producers who were not paid for grain delivered to Pipeline Foods, ULC, will be fully compensated through the Canadian Grain Commission’s (CGC) Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program.
Following a review of individual producer claims, the CGC determined there were 49 eligible claims for unpaid deliveries to Pipeline Foods, ULC. The CGC will issue compensation totalling over $2.2 million from the company’s security to these producers.
Pipeline Foods, LLC, from the U.S. and its subsidiaries, including Pipeline Foods, ULC in Canada, filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2021 and subsequently ceased doing business. Pipeline Foods, ULC had one grain dealer license and two primary elevator licenses located at Gull Lake and Wapella, Sask.
Doug Chorney, chief commissioner of CGC, says the CGC is committed to ensuring producers are fairly compensated for their deliveries.
“Our Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program plays a key role in securing payments for producers, and we are very pleased to be able to fully compensate eligible producers for unpaid deliveries to Pipeline Foods,” he says.