UFA and GrainsConnect Canada Introduce A Premium Canola Program

UFA and GrainsConnect Canada (GCC) have partnered to bring grain growers an exciting new opportunity with a premium. This pilot program offers growers the chance to maximize their returns on their 2021 canola crop with a discount of up to $12 per bag on UFA seed and $5/MT above posted bid prices from GCC.

“UFA is proud to partner with GCC who shares similar values and a commitment to local communities,” says Scott Bolton, President & CEO of UFA. “Through our joint efforts, we will be able to provide greater support and returns for local growers.”

“As a co-operative, UFA is committed to delivering exceptional value to our members. Each year we challenge ourselves to discover new opportunities to enhance the overall value of the products and services we provide,” says Rob Giguere, VP, Commercial AgriBusiness. “With the introduction of this pilot program, canola growers will receive expert advice and support from the moment they purchase seed at UFA continuing right through to market with GCC.”

Working with a UFA Customer Account Manager provides access to the top canola varieties, carefully selected for growing conditions in your area, along with the supporting inputs to maximize your yield. You will also receive a rebate of up to $12 per bag, in addition to any grower reward programs you may qualify for.  Adding GCC to your team by sig­ning a production contract ensures competitive market pricing and a $5/MT premium on matching acres of canola seed.

“GCC is focused on providing grain growers with more than just a bid,” says Warren Stow, President GrainsConnect Canada. “Our combination of local knowledge with global insights provide more choice, more competition and more value for their grain. We’re excited to partner with UFA and extend an opportunity to their members to access global markets and receive a competitive return.”

To participate in this exciting program the process is simple:

  1. Contact your UFA Customer Account Manager to determine the right seed for your farm’s growing conditions.
  2. Discuss your options with a GCC Merchant and establish a total of contracted acres.
  3. Once your crop is harvested and it meets the requirements of your contract, GCC will purchase the crop for $5/MT over the posted bid price (not including specials).
  4. The seed rebate up to $12/bag will be paid in August 2021, based on bags of seed purchased from UFA.  This rebate is in addition to any grower programming rebates or potential patronage dividends declared on seed purchases.

Please note: As this program is a pilot, it is currently only available through the GrainsConnect Canada Huxley terminal for the 2021 growing season. To learn more, please your Customer Account Manager or Merchant.

UFA Customer Account Team:    GrainsConnect Canada Team:

Russ Nail, Customer Account Manager

Drumheller, 403-324-8108

Darcy Wagstaff, Grain Merchant

Huxley 403-333-7340

Dallas Upton, Customer Account Manager

Hanna, Delia   403-854-0270

Brittany McCook, Grain Merchant

Huxley 403-741-7365

Lyle Smigelski, Customer Account Manager

Oyen, Consort 403-664-0412

Mike Hoppins, Customer Account Manager

Trochu 403-586-4276

Julia Vold, Customer Account Manager

Stettler, Big Valley 587-876-5492


Karen Carey, Customer Account Manager

Stettler 403-740-9371

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UFA and GrainsConnect Canada Introduce A Premium Canola Program

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