The Canadian Grain Commission is again offering Harvest Sample Program, which provides producers with free unofficial grade and quality information on samples submitted by Nov. 1.
“Our Harvest Sample Program is a voluntary program that gives producers important information about their grain. It also helps promote the sale of Canadian grain by providing customers with scientific information about the quality of this year’s harvest,” CGC chief commissioner Elwin Hermanson said in a release.
Free sample kits must be requested by Oct. 15. They include postage-paid envelopes and instructions for sending in the sample.
Producers who send samples are also eligible to win prizes, and the earlier they send samples, the greater the chances of winning.
The sample information includes:
- Protein content on cereal grains and pulses.
- Oil, protein and chlorophyll content for canola.
- Oil and protein content and iodine value for flaxseed.
- Oil and protein for mustard seed and soybeans.
The CGC says the harvest samples help test the quality of the annual crop, assisting with the marketing of Canadian grain as well as contributing to important scientific research into grading issues and finding new uses and markets.
For information and to receive a sample kit visit the CGC website at www.grainscanada.gc.ca.