Canadian Grain Commission extends Harvest Sample Program deadline
October 25, 2018 Winnipeg Canadian Grain Commission
Cool and wet weather during the harvest season may have Canadian grain producers wondering how the quality of their grain has been affected. The Canadian Grain Commission recognizes that harvest has been delayed in many locations and has extended the deadlines of its Harvest Sample Program by a month so more producers can benefit from this service.
The Harvest Sample Program offers an unofficial grade and quality information that could help producers make delivery decisions. New for this year, the Canadian Grain Commission is offering Falling Number and DON (deoxynivalenol) results for wheat as part of the Harvest Sample Program.
The Canadian Grain Commission makes crop quality data generated from harvest samples available to marketers to promote the sale of Canadian grain. This quality information confirms Canada's ability to deliver consistent, high-quality grain from year to year.
Producers who are not currently registered for the Harvest Sample Program, but who would like to take part for the 2018 harvest have until November 30 to register online at www.grainscanada.gc.ca. There is no charge to enroll, and registered participants have until December 31, 2018, to submit samples taken from their crops.
“We decided to extend the deadline for harvest sample submissions to make sure that as many producers as possible could take advantage of the program. Having quality results in hand when they go to the elevators will help producers make the best of a challenging year.”
Patti Miller, Chief Commissioner, Canadian Grain Commission
The Harvest Sample Program is a voluntary program that offers analytical services to Canadian grain producers and grain companies.
Participating producers are emailed a report that includes an unofficial grade, protein and dockage for their grain. As well, this year, producers who send in wheat samples will get Falling Number and DON (deoxynivalenol) results.
Head of Communications, Canadian Grain Commission
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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