Grain Commission announces grading changes for 2008-09

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has announced announces grain grading changes for western Canada’s 2008-09 crop year that will come into effect on August 1, 2008.

Malt barley will now be graded separately as either two-row or six-row Select Malt Barley, to reflect the industry’s handling and marketing practices.

There are also new tolerances for sclerotinia in specific grades of general-purpose barley and rye, which as the same as the tolerances for ergot.

The Commission also released the grade schedule for the new general purpose wheat class as well as a revised grade schedule for Canada Western Red Winter wheat with the aim of enhancing domestic and international marketability.

For the complete release visit the CGC website:

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