CDC Falcon moves to CWGP class, August 1, 2014
WINNIPEG, Aug. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Effective August 1, 2014, the Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) variety CDC Falcon moves to the Canada Western General Purpose (CWGP) class.
"When we first announced that certain CWRW varieties were moving to the CWGP class in 2013, we stated that CDC Falcon would not move until a sufficient amount of a suitable replacement was available to producers," explains Elwin Hermanson, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission. "In October 2011, we had proposed keeping Falcon in the CWRW class until at least 2014."
Based on consultation with a broad representation of the industry, the Canadian Grain Commission has determined that there are sufficient supplies available for those producers who would like seed replacement varieties this fall.
CDC Falcon will continue to be a registered variety, but as of August 1, 2014, it can only be delivered into the CWGP class.
Producers are encouraged to consult the Canadian Grain Commission's variety designation lists to verify which class their wheat varieties are eligible for. These are available at www.grainscanada.gc.ca.
About the Canadian Grain Commission
The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency for establishing and maintaining Canada's grain quality standards. Its programs result in shipments of grain that consistently meet contract specifications for quality, safety and quantity. The Canadian Grain Commission regulates the grain industry to protect producers' rights and ensure the integrity of grain transactions.
SOURCE Canadian Grain CommissionFor further information:
Program Manager, Quality Assurance Standards and Reinspection
Canadian Grain Commission
Telephone: (204) 983-4627
Variety designation lists -- http://www.grainscanada.gc.ca/legislation-legislation/orders-arretes/ocgcm-maccg-eng.htm