The Canadian Grain Commission has begun a consultation on its proposal to introduce a new eastern wheat class.

Wheat industry stakeholders including grain handlers, processors, marketers, breeders and producers are invited to provide their input. The consultation closes on May 20, 2017.

The Canadian Grain Commission is proposing to develop a Canada Eastern Special Purpose class, which would allow all registered wheat varieties to be assigned to a class and receive a statutory Canadian grain grade.

The proposed class, which would take effect on July 1, 2018, would ensure that eastern wheat classes continue to meet the needs of producers and support future market opportunities.

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