Formation and Authority
British Columbia Peace River Grain Industry Development Council was established under the FARMING AND FISHING INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT ACT – Bill 44 (1989).
The GRAIN INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT FUND REGULATION (approved by Order in Council #1113 dated July 26, 1990) provides for a levy of 1/3 of 1% of the gross amount payable to the producer of “all grains, oilseeds, forage seeds and pulse crops grown in the Canadian Wheat Board designated area of the British Columbia Peace River region”. As of July 1, 2004 the levy on forage seeds has been set at 0.75%, and is collected by Seed Companies at the time of seed purchase.
The Grain, Pulse and Oilseeds Levy is collected by “First Receivers” (i.e.. Grain elevators) and is remitted to Council. Producers are entitled to claim a refund of all or part of the levy by filing an Application for Refund form during the month of January for levy collected during the preceding calendar year.