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Test weight calculators available for grain

Test weight calculators available for grain

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Grain Commission is offering a new online tool “to help producers quickly and accurately determine the volume and test weight of their grain.”  The test weight calculators make it easier to calculate the test weight in three commonly used units of measurement: kilograms per hectolitre (kg/ hl), pounds per Avery bushel (lbs./bu.-A), and […] Read more

Farmers to be paid for ILTA Grain deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute Eligible producers who were not paid for grain delivered to ILTA Grain Inc. will be fully compensated through the Canadian Grain Commission’s Safeguards for Grain Farmers Program. The Saskatchewan-based pulse and canary seed buyer and exporter was put under creditor protection in July, defaulting on amounts owed to grain farmers for unpaid deliveries. The grain […] Read more

Harvest Sample Program deadlines extended

Harvest Sample Program deadlines extended

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Grain Commission is extending the deadlines for its Harvest Sample Program by a month because of this year’s late harvest. Producers now have until Nov. 30 to register online at and until Dec. 31 to submit samples taken from their crops. There is no cost, and participating producers are emailed a report […] Read more

The Official Grain Grading Guide is a complete reference for grading grains, oilseeds and pulses.

New grain standards now in effect

Changes to the grain grading guide as of Aug. 1

Reading Time: < 1 minute Changes to the Official Grain Grading Guide and variety designation lists are now in effect. That means individual official standard samples will be used to assess frost, heat stress, and mildew damage in western Canadian wheat. New variety designation lists also came into effect on Aug. 1 — 25 varieties of Canada Western Red Spring […] Read more

Get an elevator receipt, grain receipt, or cash purchase ticket when delivering to an elevator.

Make sure you get paid what you’re owed

The Canadian Grain Commission requires grain companies it licenses to provide security to cover unpaid deliveries

Reading Time: < 1 minute Reduce your risk of not getting paid when delivering grain by following these recommendations: Before making a delivery, make sure the company is licensed by the Canadian Grain Commission, which requires licensed grain companies to provide security to cover money owed to producers for deliveries. Unregulated grains and deliveries of any grain to unlicensed grain […] Read more

Useful data from Harvest Sample Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute Many producers have told us that it’s useful to have grade and quality information on samples before delivering their grain. Participants in the Harvest Sample Program receive dockage assessment on canola; an unofficial grade; protein content on barley, beans, chickpeas, lentils, oats, peas and wheat; oil, protein and chlorophyll content for canola; oil and protein […] Read more

Snowed-in canola samples wanted

Snowed-in canola samples wanted

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Canadian Grain Commission needs samples of late-harvested or overwintered canola. The impact of snow on canola quality has not been studied and the commission wants to assess the impact of snowed-in and overwintered canola on the quality of the 2016 crop and assess its end-use functionality. This research will help ensure the Canadian canola […] Read more

You need to find and identify pests in stored grain to determine 
the right control method.

Check for insects in stored grain

Here are some tips for protecting the quality of stored grain

Reading Time: < 1 minute Be on the lookout for insects in any grain stored over the summer or in areas around storage bins, says the Canadian Grain Commission. These insects could move easily between bins and infest the new harvest. To protect the quality of grain currently in storage, the commission recommends the following: Sample the grain from the […] Read more

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Historic grain elevator info now online

Peel’s Prairie Provinces now hosts the CGC’s Grain Elevators in Canada

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thanks to a partnership with the University of Alberta Libraries, data on grain elevators in Canada collected by the Canadian Grain Commission beginning in 1912 is now freely available online. Fully searchable, digital copies of these records from 1912 to 1998 are openly accessible via the University of Alberta Libraries’ website, Peel’s Prairie Provinces. These […] Read more

Protein data available

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadian Grain Commission – Preliminary protein content data for the 2014 Canada Western Red Spring wheat harvest are now available by crop region. The data are based on samples received through the Harvest Sample Program and will be updated weekly. Go to, type ‘protein content red spring wheat 2014’ and select the most recent upload. […] Read more