Deadline extended for Harvest Sample Program again
By Top Crop Manager
The deadline to submit samples to the Canadian Grain Commission’s (CGC) Harvest Sample Program has been extended to Dec. 31, 2019 in response to challenging harvest conditions.
The Harvest Sample Program is a voluntary program for Canadian grain producers. Producers exchange grain samples for results that can aid in their marketing and grain delivery programs.
The Canadian Grain Commission also makes crop quality data generated from harvest samples available to marketers to promote the sale of Canadian grain.
Through the program, producers can receive an unofficial grade; dockage assessment on canola; protein content on barley, beans, chick peas, lentils, oats, peas and wheat; oil, protein and chlorophyll content for canola; falling number for wheat, and deoxynivalenol or DON levels for wheat and corn, among others. The option to receive falling number or DON results were introduced in 2018.
Last year, the program’s deadline was also extended by a month in response to the delayed harvest experienced by producers in many parts of Canada. CGC has not made a comment on whether the deadline would be permanently moved to Dec. 31 to accommodate more samples.