CGC Looking To Add Eastern Wheat Class

A field of wheat in Chatham-Kent. July 6, 2016. (Photo by Simon Crouch)

The Canadian Grain Commission’s consultation period for a new eastern wheat class has begun and will run until May 20th.

Wheat producers, handlers, processors, marketers and other industry stakeholders are all invited to provide input.

The commission has proposed the development of a Canada Eastern Special Purpose class to come into effect on July 1st of next year.

The new class would allow all registered wheat varieties to be assigned to a class and get a statutory Canadian grain grade.

The federal agency says it would also ensure that eastern classes of wheat continue to meet the needs of producers and support future market opportunities.

It adds amendments may be made depending on feedback.