New crop year reminders for Eastern producers and industry

WINNIPEG, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on July 1, 2015 in Eastern Canada. Tolerances for red smudge in amber durum wheat will be removed and the total smudge tolerance for No. 1 amber durum is changing from 0.3% to 0.5%.

The Official Grain Grading Guide as of July 1, 2015, will be posted shortly before the start of the new crop year.

Quick Facts

  • The Canadian Grain Commission is replacing its official moisture meter with a model that uses Unified Grain Moisture Algorithm (UGMA) technology. We will continue to maintain conversion charts for Model 919/3.5" and 393/3.5" moisture meters.

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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.beswitherick@grainscanada.gc.ca

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