IP Programs

HIGHER QUALITY = HIGHER RETURNS

Identity Preserved (IP) grain should not be confused with genetically modified (GM) grain. In fact, the ongoing international debate about genetically modified crops has stimulated the demand for IP grain. In many countries, millers and consumers choose IP grain as a guarantee of purity and quality, and a growing number of farmers across North America are turning to IP grain production as a way of commanding higher prices for their crops.

Identity Preserved crops are handled more carefully than commodity grains, and they are produced with a chain of custody that is documented from beginning to end. Farmers must ensure that their fields aren’t contaminated with the previous year’s crop, and measures must be taken to ensure that IP crops aren’t compromised by wind-blown seed from neighbouring fields. Trucks, farm equipment and granaries must also be cleaned to make sure the IP crop isn’t spoiled by the remnants of another harvest.

Paterson Grain makes contracts with farmers to grow IP grains to precise specifications. Paterson Grain administers the contracts, offers crop consultation services, and safeguards the integrity of the crop through the grain handling system. We also ship the grain directly to the buyer’s port of destination or processing plant. In turn, the grower receives a premium payment.

WARBURTON WHEAT PRODUCTION PROGRAM

ICEBERG HARD WHITE SPRING WHEAT PROGRAM

NON-GMO SOYBEAN PROGRAM

MALT BARLEY PRODUCTION PROGRAM

CARINATA

SNOWBIRD

EUROSTAR