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Class change for CDC Falcon in 2014

Sept. 3, 2013, Winnipeg, MB - Effective August 1, 2014, the Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) variety CDC Falcon moves to the Canada Western General Purpose (CWGP) class.

"When we first announced that certain CWRW varieties were moving to the CWGP class in 2013, we stated that CDC Falcon would not move until a sufficient amount of a suitable replacement was available to producers," explains Elwin Hermanson, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission. "In October 2011, we had proposed keeping Falcon in the CWRW class until at least 2014."

Based on consultation with a broad representation of the industry, the Canadian Grain Commission has determined that there are sufficient supplies available for those producers who would like seed replacement varieties this fall.

CDC Falcon will continue to be a registered variety, but as of August 1, 2014, it can only be delivered into the CWGP class.

Producers are encouraged to consult the Canadian Grain Commission's variety designation lists to verify which class their wheat varieties are eligible for. These are available at www.grainscanada.gc.ca.


September 3, 2013
By Canadian Grain Commission