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July 30, 2015 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on August 1, 2015 in Western Canada. Tolerances for red smudge in amber durum wheat will be removed and the total smudge tolerance for No. 1 Canada Western Amber Durum is changing from 0.3% to 0.5%. Dun peas will be graded according to the Peas, Canada Other than Green export determinant table.

The Official Grain Grading Guide as of August 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.
  • The registration for the flaxseed variety, CDC Valour, will be cancelled effective August 1, 2015. CDC Valour will be removed from the variety designation list and will only be eligible for the grade Flaxseed, 3 Canada Western.
  • The variety registration for the amber durum variety, Plenty, will be cancelled effective August 1, 2015. The variety registration for the amber durum variety, Sceptre, was cancelled October 24, 2014. Both varieties will be removed from the variety designation list effective August 1, 2015 and will only be eligible for delivery into the grade No. 5 Canada Western Amber Durum

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Contacts

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

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.


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