The Canadian Grain Commission is making an exception and allowing deliveries of canola variety 46A76 made before Aug. 1 to be assigned any grade for canola.
The registrant of 46A76 had applied to cancel the variety’s registration, a popular open-pollinated canola variety in parts of Alberta. Alberta Canola learned about the cancellation last spring, but many growers did not hear about it until this winter after the variety’s registration had been cancelled.
This decision allows growers to clear their stocks without being penalized or potentially creating international market access issues. This permission will not extend beyond Aug. 1. After that, the variety will only be eligible for the lowest grade of canola (No. 3 Can).