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First Canada Western Amber Durum quality data released today

September 17, 2012

WINNIPEG, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ – Protein content data from the 2012
Canada Western Amber Durum harvest from 1 crop region have just been

The data represent amber durum samples sent by producers in Western
Canada this fall to the Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample

We will release quality data on amber durum wheat from 4 crop regions in
3 phases:

      1. Protein content only by crop region and grade, based on individual
         samples received. Data will be updated weekly.
      2. Key functional parameters by crop region and grade, based on
         regional composites, when sufficient representative samples from
         each crop region have been received and composites have been made
         for analysis.
      3. Comprehensive quality analysis by grade based on final composites
         of all regions, as provided in previous years.

Quality test results in phase 2 will include test weight, hard vitreous
kernel percentages, kernel weight, ash content, falling number and
wheat pigment content.

Preliminary data will be updated every Monday as samples are received
until the 2012 Harvest Sample Program ends.

In previous years, we released protein content data for Canada Western
Amber Durum wheat in October and data on other quality parameters in
November. The early release of quality data supports the new open
market for Canadian wheat.

On September 4, we released protein content data, by crop region, on the
first samples of Canada Western Red Spring wheat received through the
Harvest Sample Program.

The final quality data for red spring and amber durum wheat, as well as
for any other Western wheat classes of which there is sufficient
material to composite, will be available in the late fall, as in
previous years.

Harvest Sample Program

Grain producers participate voluntarily in the program. They submit
representative samples of their crops to the Canadian Grain Commission.
We composite the samples by crop, class and grade and analyse quality
parameters that reflect end-use quality and performance. These data are
used by marketers, millers, bakers, brewers and food manufacturers both
domestically and internationally.

About the Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission is the federal agency 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.

Related information

Harvest and export quality reports
Preliminary Canada Western Red Spring quality data
Preliminary Canada Western Amber Durum quality data
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SOURCE Canadian Grain Commission

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