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Mildew damage on individual kernels of CWRS wheat. (

Canada resets mildew grading standards on milling wheat

Canada’s visual grading standards for mildew in Prairie milling wheat have been relaxed to reflect what’s now known about the actual quality of affected wheat. The Canadian Grain Commission on Friday announced new mildew guidelines, “effective immediately,” for western Canadian milling wheat classes, to allow for an “increased presence” of mildew in visual guides and […] Read more

The Canadian Grain Commission is still working on its new insurance-based farmer payment protection program, says assistant chief commissioner Jim Smolik.   photo: allan dawson

Free grain-grading program arms farmers to better market their crop

The Canadian Grain Commission’s sampling program takes the guesswork out of grain grading

Reading Time: < 1 minute Of all the things a farmer can’t control, grain grading seems to cause the most headaches after harvest. “You all make your decisions during the year of what you’re going to seed, how you’re going to seed it, and what fertilizers and chemicals you’re going to use to try and maximize the profitability on your […] Read more