Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz



Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced growers who have been unable to haul their crops to market due to excess moisture now have more time to repay their cash advances under the Advance Payment Program.

Ritz has implemented a Stay of Default on repayment until January 31st, 2011 for crop producers who received a 2009 advance through the Canadian Canola Growers Association.

Canola Growers' general manager Rick White says they received many calls from farmers concerned about defaulting on their cash advances due to wet conditions not permitting delivery of grain.

~ Monday, October 4, 2010 ~