The British Columbia Peace River Grain Industry Development Council (GIDC) is pleased to confirm approval of the new BC Wheat and Barley Levy by Order in Council (OIC) 233, effective August 1, 2017. OIC 233 authorizes levy collection of $0.48 / tonne on wheat and $ 0.56 / tonne on barley; this is in addition to the existing BC Grain Levy established by OIC 363 in 2004.
The new BC Wheat and Barley levy replaces the former Western Wheat and Barley Check-off. Regulated by the Grain Industry Development Fund Regulation, the BC Peace River Grain Industry Development Council will administer all grain levies in the province.
Table of Levy Rates and Collection Details
|Levy Name||Commodity||Rate||Allocation||Collection Calendar||Refunds|
|BC Grain Levy
|Grain, oilseed & pulse crops||1/3 of 1% of sales||Funding Awards||Jan 1 – Dec 31||
|BC Wheat & Barley Levy
|Wheat||$0.48 / tonne||Research Organizations||Jan 1 – Dec 31||
|Barley||$0.56 / tonne|