Consultation for new eastern wheat class begins
By Canadian Grain Commission Government of Canada
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. The consultation closes on May 20, 2017.
The Canadian Grain Commission is proposing to develop a Canada Eastern Special Purpose (CESP) class. This class would allow all registered wheat varieties to be assigned to a class and receive a statutory Canadian grain grade. The proposed CESP class would ensure that eastern wheat classes continue to meet the needs of producers and support future market opportunities.
The proposed wheat class would take effect on July 1, 2018. The Canadian Grain Commission will consider all input received, and may make amendments to this proposal based on stakeholder feedback.