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2012-06-29 10:25:22

WINNIPEG, June 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission announces the introduction of new food class of Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern that will come into effect on July 1, 2012. At the same time, the hulless class for Barley, Canada Western/Canada Eastern will be removed. Hulless and covered grades will be included for all classes of barley: food, malting and general purpose. Other grading changes that take effect July 1, 2012, include: -- Revised...

2012-06-28 10:26:04

WINNIPEG, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission has made grading changes recommended by the Eastern and Western Standards Committees available on its web site. Grading changes recommended by the Eastern Standards Committee, which apply to Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, take effect and will appear in the Official Grain Grain Grading Guide on July 1, 2012. These recommendations can be viewed here:...

2012-06-22 10:24:28

WINNIPEG, June 22, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission reminds grain producers and industry stakeholders about the cancellation of registration for some grain varieties effective August 1, 2013. Registration for Garnet, a wheat variety belonging to the Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) class will be cancelled. Effective August 1, 2013, this variety will only be eligible for the grade Wheat, Canada Western Feed. Registration for the following flaxseed varieties will be...

2012-06-22 10:24:27

WINNIPEG, June 22, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission reminds grain producers and industry stakeholders that effective August 1, 2013, the following wheat varieties move from the Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) to the Canada Western General Purpose (CWGP) class: -- CDC Kestrel -- CDC Clair -- CDC Harrier -- CDC Raptor CDC Falcon, currently a CWRW variety, will move to the CWGP class on August 1, 2014. The Canadian Grain Commission...

2012-06-18 10:24:45

REGINA, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission has invited the grain industry, licensees, producer groups and the media to attend an information session to be presented at the Western Canada Farm Progress Show on June 21, 2012. The information session will focus on: -- Grain grading and variety registration systems -- The Canadian Grain Commission's role in market access issues -- The Canadian Grain Commission's user fees process --...

2012-06-12 10:24:30

WINNIPEG, June 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission's Dr. Dave Hatcher and the Farm Leadership Council are presenting a webinar: Discussion of the Canadian variety registration system of the Prairie Grain Development Committee on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. CDT. This presentation is open to the public. "This webinar will focus on the variety registration for wheat and will help answer many questions about how this process works in Western Canada, who is involved and...

2012-04-23 10:23:51

WINNIPEG, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Producers who did not receive payment for grain sold to Mustard Capital have received full compensation for their eligible claims through the Canadian Grain Commission's Payment Protection Program. Mustard Capital was a licensed grain dealer located in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, until February 1, 2012. "Canadian grain producers have the freedom to do business with a grain elevator or dealer of their choice. When producers choose to deal...

2012-04-02 10:25:33

WINNIPEG, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Grain Commission is celebrating its achievements after 100 years of service to Canada's grain producers and the industry. "We are proud to be a part of an industry that has helped shape and continues to shape Canada," says Elwin Hermanson, Chief Commissioner. "We have guaranteed producers the right to fair treatment since 1912, and we've kept pace with the needs of a changing industry over the last 100 years." Grain is one of...

2012-03-15 18:00:00

WINNIPEG, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Before you make a major purchase, you find out as much as you can about the item you want to buy. Customers of Canadian canola are no different. For their purchasing decisions, they may use the Canadian Grain Commission's annual harvest quality report. The 2011 harvest quality report for western Canadian canola is now available at www.grainscanada.gc.ca. "The 2011 canola crop was of a fairly high quality. Of the 1749 samples we analyzed, 87.8%...

2012-03-12 18:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Agriculture Committee did not ask any dairy manufacturers to testify at the field hearing held last Friday in upstate New York on the Farm Bill. The dairy panel included three New York dairy producers who spoke in support of legislation that manufacturers oppose because it will stifle New York's rapidly growing dairy food industry and unnecessarily burden the free market with export-killing regulations. Dairy manufacturers...