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Thursday, 26 January 2017 04:49

New Canadian Grain Commission appointment made

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Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced Jan. 3 the appointment of Patricia (Patti) Miller as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC).

The appointment is for a six-year term effective Feb. 13.
Miller has extensive experience in both government and the grains and oilseeds industry. 
She holds an M.Sc., Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.
In April 2012, Miller joined the Canola Council of Canada as president. While at the Council Miller led the development and implementation of a new strategic plan and guided the industry to successful resolution of several challenging trade issues.
Prior to joining the Council, Miller worked at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Winnipeg where she managed large-scale program delivery for several years.
During her career with AAFC she was responsible for working with Canadian grains and oilseeds producers and industry on policy, trade, market development and research issues in order to facilitate sustainable, profitable market growth in the sector.
Prior to her executive work with AAFC, Miller was Communications Manager with a multi-national agri-food company in Winnipeg where she provided leadership on government relations, corporate and employee communications.
Quick facts
• Employing approximately 400 FTEs, the CGC is the regulator of Canada’s grain handling industry and the official certifier of Canadian grain.
• The CGC is responsible for establishing and maintaining Canada’s grain grading system, and is also one of Canada’s scientific research organizations on grain quality.

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