The Canadian Grain Commission has begun a consultation on its proposal to introduce a new eastern wheat class. Wheat industry stakeholders including grain handlers, processors, marketers, breeders and producers are invited to provide their input until May 20, 2017.
The Canadian Grain Commission is proposing to develop a Canada Eastern Special Purpose class. This class would allow all registered wheat varieties to be assigned to a class and receive a statutory Canadian grain grade, according to the commission. As with all wheat classes, quality and performance parameters of this proposed class will be set by a group of industry experts who represent all aspects of the wheat value chain.
The proposed wheat class would take effect on July 1, 2018. The Canadian Grain Commission says it will consider all input received, and may make amendments to this proposal based on stakeholder feedback.