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2014-03-27 12:31:53

New videos show dairy farmers' commitment to producing high quality milk MONTRÉAL, March 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) recently launched a new website dedicated to the commitment of dairy farmers and the quality of Canadian milk. The website, www.CanadianMilk.ca, provides information about 100% Canadian milk and includes six videos about healthy cows, safety standards, accountability, strict regulations, consistent quality, and innovation - all of upmost...

2013-12-17 12:27:24

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...

2013-12-17 12:27:17

WINNIPEG, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - At its meeting in Winnipeg on November 4, 2013, the Western Standards Committee recommended new standard samples and guide samples for peas and wheat. At the meeting, Canadian Grain Commission inspection experts reported that the most common grading factors were: -- Ergot and fusarium damage in wheat -- Weather staining and immaturity in soybeans and peas -- Hard vitreous kernels (HVK) in amber durum Standard...

2013-12-03 16:27:22

WINNIPEG, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - According to the Canadian Grain Commission's year to date data, exports of Western Canadian grain are higher in comparison with data from the same time last year and the 5-year average. The volume of grain shipped by producer cars is also higher than at the same time last year. "This year, producers in Western Canada saw record yields. So while our data shows that grain is moving to export at a faster pace, this year, it feels like it's taking a...

2013-11-08 12:24:07

WINNIPEG, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Grain Statistics Weekly now contains a complete set of summary tables, including terminal receipts and shipments for each week as of August 1, 2013. The statistics are available at www.grainscanada.gc.ca Statistics for all weeks since August 1, 2013 have been refreshed to reflect the improved integrity of data reported by licensees. Improvements in content include: -- More commodities, not just major grains. Soybeans, lentils and...

2013-10-24 16:28:31

WINNIPEG, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Large crop volumes during the 2013 grain harvest could present storage challenges for licensed primary elevators. The Canadian Grain Commission reminds licensed elevators that that paragraph 16(a) of the Canada Grain Regulations requires that the operator of a licensed elevator store all grain received in an elevator building. Before storing grain on the ground, a licensed elevator must request an exemption in writing, advising the Canadian...

2013-10-07 16:25:49

WINNIPEG, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - On October 5, 2013, changes to the Canadian Grain Commission's producer payment protection model and regulations were published in the Canada Gazette, Part I and are available online at www.gazette.gc.ca. All stakeholders, including licensees, farmers, farm groups and industry associations, are invited to submit their feedback on the amended regulations until November 4, 2013. These changes are a result of amendments made to the Canada Grain Act...

2013-10-03 16:24:09

WINNIPEG, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - With over 50 species of insects recognized as pests of stored grain in Canada, how can you quickly identify a given insect? Starting today, you can use the Canadian Grain Commission's insect keys, available at www.grainscanada.gc.ca. "Our insect keys are an effective, easy to use tool for insect identification. Once you know the insect you're dealing with, you can make the appropriate decisions for management," explains Brent Elliott, Infestation...

2013-09-24 16:27:18

WINNIPEG, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Protein content data from the 2013 Canada Western Red Spring wheat harvest are available today at www.grainscanada.gc.ca. Preliminary data on protein and functional parameters will be updated every Tuesday as samples are received until the 2013 Harvest Sample Program ends on November 1, 2013. Quality test results on regional composites include analyses of whole grain, flour, and dough parameters for red spring wheat. Quality parameters for both...

2013-09-13 16:25:15

WINNIPEG, Sept. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Western Canadian grain producers are harvesting their crops, and some are planting winter wheat. Because producers may be handling seed and harvested grain at the same time, there is a risk that treated seed may contaminate harvested grain intended for delivery. The Canadian Grain Commission reminds producers they can prevent treated seed contamination by following these precautions: -- When possible, store treated seed in separate...