Effective July 1, 2019, the Canada Eastern Other Wheat (CEOW) class will be created to provide a class for varieties with unique characteristics and allow producers to take advantage of special contracted varieties.
At the same time, the following wheat classes will be removed to reduce the cost of grain segregation in the commercial handling system:
- Canada Eastern Red (CER)
- Canada Eastern Hard White Winter (CEHWW)
- Canada Eastern Soft White Spring (CESWS)
- Canada Eastern Hard White Spring (CEHWS)
These changes to the Eastern wheat class structure were recommended by the Eastern Standards Committee, which represents stakeholders from across the grain value chain, to help facilitate the introduction of unique opportunities for producers and the grain industry.
Earlier this year, changes to the Official Grain Grading Guide and variety designation lists came into effect on August 1, 2018 for western wheat classes.
The Canadian Grain Commission's role is to ensure that varieties assigned to wheat classes reflect the end-use functionality needs of buyers of Canadian grain. Grain producers, processors, and exporters all have a voice in how Canada's wheat class system is developed through the Western and Eastern Standards Committees.