When is payment received for the U.S. grain delivered to Canadian elevators?
Canadian elevators can provide immediate payment via cash purchase ticket (grain cheques) at the elevator at the time of unload as long as a grade and price have been established. However, as per industry practice most often payment is made upon completion of the contract agreement or delivery period.
It is likely that Canadian grain companies and processors will establish the U.S. grade basis a representative sample sent to a lab that is familiar with U.S. grading standards and make settlement for the grain delivery when results are received from the lab.
Sellers of U.S. grain wishing to deliver to a Canadian grain facility are advised to contact the company prior to delivery to obtain the specifics of the company’s settlement and payment process.