New crop year reminders for Western producers and industry

WINNIPEG, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on August 1, 2014 in Western Canada. These changes include updated tolerances for ergot and sclerotinia for most classes of wheat.

The Official Grain Grading Guide as of August 1, 2014 will be posted shortly before the start of the new crop year.

As well, producers, agents and producer car administrators can apply for producer cars online for the 2014-15 crop year. Administrators and agents must use the online system for applications. Producers who administer their own cars are encouraged to apply online but can choose to apply via fax. The online system was launched on July 14, 2014. Updated producer car information will be available on the Canadian Grain Commission's web site on August 1, 2014.

Quick facts

  • A tolerance of 0.5% for Fusarium damage in Barley, Canadian Western (CW) Food
  • Updated tolerances of 0.04% ergot and 0.04% sclerotinia for all grades except feed in the following classes of Wheat, CW: Red Spring, Hard White Spring, Red Winter, Soft White Spring, Extra Strong, Prairie Spring Red, Prairie Spring White
  • Updated tolerances of 0.02% ergot and 0.02% sclerotinia for No. 1 and No.2 Wheat, CW Amber Durum
  • Revised grade schedule for Oats, CE to bring CE and CW grade schedules closer together
  • CDC Falcon moving from the Canada Western Red Winter class to the Canada Western General Purpose class
  • New moisture meter conversion tables for use with Model 919/3.5 and Model 393/3.5 moisture meters for small red beans and otebo beans
  • Revised moisture meter conversion tables for soybeans, canola and peas

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Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency responsible 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 Commission

For further information:

Daryl Beswitherick
Program Manager, Quality Assurance Standards
Canadian Grain Commission
204-983-4627
daryl.bestwitherick@grainscanada.gc.ca

Catherine Jaworski
Manager of Producer Protection
Canadian Grain Commission
204-230-4028
catherine.jaworski@grainscanada.gc.ca