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2 standard samples approved for 2013-2014 crop year in eastern Canada

December 17, 2013

WINNIPEG, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ – At its meeting in Montréal on November
6, 2013, the Eastern Standards Committee recommended new standard and
guide samples for peas and wheat.

Standard samples, standard prints and guide samples

Standard samples, standard prints and guide samples are grading tools
that the Canadian Grain Commission prepares each year. Members of the
Eastern Standards Committee examine these tools and recommend their
use.

New standard samples

The Eastern Standards Committee recommended the following new standard
samples for the 2013-2014 crop year:

        --  Peas, No. 1 Canada (Yellow) Standard
        --  Peas, No. 2 Canada (Yellow) Standard

Standard samples and prints previously adopted for other grades and
grains will continue to be used.

New guide samples

The Eastern Standards Committee recommended the following new guide
samples for the 2013-2014 crop year:

        --  Wheat, No. 1 Canada Eastern Red Winter, Mildew Guide
        --  Wheat, No. 2 Canada Eastern Red Winter, Mildew Guide

Grading changes

There were no grading changes recommended for Eastern Canada.

Grading studies and projects

The Eastern Standards Committee bases its grading recommendations, in
part, on the outcome of grading studies and projects. At the meeting,
the committee received updates on projects, including a study on the
effect of green hulls on the processing quality of yellow soybeans. The
study was carried out to determine how much green is allowable in No. 2
soybeans. No grading changes were recommended.

About the Eastern Standards Committee

The Eastern Standards Committee meets twice a year to recommend
specifications for grades of grain, and to select and recommend
standard and guide samples to the Canadian Grain Commission. Members
represent different sectors of the grain industry and include
producers, grain processors, and exporters.

About the 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


Source: PR Newswire