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September 25, 2014 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Canadian Grain Commission

Did you know you can get a free unofficial grain grade this harvest? You still have time to register for the Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program for 2014. In fact, because of this year’s late harvest, you may sign up until October 31, 2014. If you are already registered, please send us your sample as soon as you can.

The Harvest Sample Program is voluntary and free to participate in. Participating producers get important information about their grain through the program. As well, the Canadian Grain Commission publishes quality data based on analysis of harvest samples. This data is used to promote the sale of Canadian grain.

Quick facts

  • Participating in the Harvest Sample Program is easy and starts with signing up to receive your free kit, which includes postage-paid envelopes and instructions for sending in your sample.
  • Even if you have a good idea about the quality of your grain, by sending in your sample, you’ll also be able to access detailed information, such as:
    • Protein content on cereal grains and pulses
    • Oil, protein and chlorophyll content for canola
    • Oil and protein content and iodine value for flaxseed
    • Oil and protein for mustard seed and soybeans
  • We use harvest samples to test the quality of the annual crop. Crop data helps with the marketing of Canadian grain to customers. Your harvest samples also contribute to important scientific research into grading issues and finding new uses and markets for Canadian grain.

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Contact

Jan Knight
Technician, Analytical/Rapid Protein Methods
Canadian Grain Commission
204-983-2978
jan.knight@grainscanada.gc.ca

Twylla McKendry
Program Manager, Analytical Services
Canadian Grain Commission
204-983-2289
twylla.mckendry@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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