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Canadian Grain Commission 2021-22 Crop Year Changes For Western Canada

With the 2021-22 crop year approaching, the following changes will be coming into effect on August 1, 2021 for the Canadian agriculture sector in western Canada.

Canary seed will now be designated as an official grain

Canary seed will soon be designated as an official grain under the Canada Grain Act. Grain producers will benefit from the same rights, services and protections on their canary seed crop as they do on other regulated grains, including payment protections and the right to dispute their grain’s assessment when delivering to a licensed primary grain elevator. A grade determinant table along with a moisture chart has been added to the CGC website.

Service fee reductions

The Canadian Grain Commission is reducing service fees collected for 4 official grain inspection and official grain weighing services. This reduction is in response to the sustained growth in grain export volumes in recent years and aims to better align fee revenues with fixed service delivery costs.

Expanded DON testing now available through the Harvest Sample Program

Starting this fall, Canadian producers who send in barley samples for the Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program will now be able to receive DON test results for their crop. Previously, the Harvest Sample Program included DON tests for wheat, durum and corn.

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