Responsible Grain is a national, voluntary Code of Practice that will allow Canadian grain farmers to demonstrate their care and commitment to the environment.

Where are we in the development process?

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  • November 2019

    Defining the scope

  • February – June 2020

    Three-stage development of contents for Responsible Grain standards

  • July 2020

    Finalization of draft standards and approve consultation plan

  • November – February 2021

    Industry consultation

  • February – March 2021

    Public posting

  • March 2021

    Incorporation of feedback from consultations

  • April 2021

    Development of Code Implementation Plan

  • May – December 2021

    Development and implementation communications materials and tools

  • May – December 2021

    Implementation of Responsible Grain Code of Practice

Developed by farmers and industry experts, Responsible Grain is a voluntary, science-based Code of Practice that demonstrates how Canadian farms preserve land, air and water.

Modules include: nutrient management, pest and pesticide management, soil and water management, and health and well-being.

Responsible Grain is the first Code of Practice for the Canadian grains sector. Implementation of the practices will be measured over time using the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops (CRSC) Metrics Platform to monitor and promote continuous improvement.

What farmers and grain buyers are saying

Ted Menzies – Chair, Responsible Grain

Jason Lenz – Farmer, Alberta

William van Tassel – Farmer, Quebec

Adam Dyck – Warburtons

Michael Yarymowich – Sustainability Manager, Aramark Canada