Grain transportation focus of Fields on Wheels Conference

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WINNIPEG, Man. — The eighth annual Fields on Wheels Conference is slated for Nov. 25 in Winnipeg, and this year’s agenda will interest anyone in the grain hauling business.

The keynote presentation will focus on international trade, genetically modified crops and food security. An international official will be on-hand to discuss how changes in attitude towards food security affect the liability and accountability of suppliers, as well as access to markets. Also, experts will discuss how supply chains are planning to cope with the need for higher levels of food security and accountability.

Also up for discussion is the kernal visual distinguishability (KVD) grading system, which is under question lately since many feel it limits production possibilities.

A keynote speaker will be making a presentation called Lessons from BSE for the Grain Industry.

There will also be a presentation on Emerging Trends in Grain Logistics, which will examine how the grain handling and transportation system has changed since the end of grain transportation subsidies in the mid-1990s.

Finally, there will be a presentation regarding the opening of a new Prairie grain container port slated to open this year in Moose Jaw, Sask.

For more information about the conference, call 204-474-9842. Cost to attend is $215 before Sept. 30 and $245 afterwards. It is being held at the Hotel Fort Garry.

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