Our Vision

The vision of the Atlantic Grain Council is to provide:

A unified voice, leading through innovation the growth and value of Atlantic Canada’s grain and oilseed industry.

Who We Are

The Atlantic Grains Council (“AGC”) was incorporated in 1984, with a purpose of focusing research for Atlantic grain and oilseed producers. Run by producers for producers, the AGC is the only regional organization to represent grain and oilseed producers on a regional and national level. The AGC is a founding member of Grain Growers of Canada and holds a seat on the Eastern Standard Committee of the Canadian Grain Commission.


  • Advance and promote research, production and marketing of grain and oilseed crops;
  • Communicate with council members, producers at large and governments regarding grain and oilseed industry issues and marketing;
  • Promote a better understanding between members, grain, oilseed customers and end users; and to
  • Represent the Atlantic region’s grain and oilseed growers in matters that affect the industry on regional and national levels.

Our Work

The Atlantic Grain Council’s focus on research and innovation is illustrated in its extensive research in a variety of crops in the Atlantic region, including barley, corn, oats, soybeans and wheat . Current research is being undertaken through the CAP 2018 -2023 (Canadian Agriculture Program), with funding from the federal government, Province of New Brunswick, Province of Nova Scotia, Province of Prince Edward Island, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and levies (check off) contributed by producers. Results of this research can be found by utilizing the research resources heading and by reading full reports on individual experiments. The AGC also distributes a yearly newsletter to members that details current research and industry news.

The AGC is also on numerous committees, which benefits producers by providing them with access to national research and resources. These committees include:

  • Cereals Canada
  • Eastern Standard Committee
  • National Grain Toxin Committee
  • SOY Canada
  • Barley Council of Canada
  • Grain Growers of Canada
  • Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance (CAFTA)

The AGC is also involved in several nation-wide cluster groups, including:

  • Barley Cluster
  • Wheat Cluster

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