The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) Harvest Sample Program monitors hundreds of samples each year to make sure quality standards are upheld in delivered grain. Farmers who sign up and submit canola samples get the following for free:
–dockage assessment on canola
–oil, protein and chlorophyll content for canola
The program also provides protein content on barley, beans, chick peas, lentils, oats, peas and wheat; oil and protein content and iodine value for flaxseed; and oil and protein content for mustard seed and soybeans.
Producers who are not currently registered for the Harvest Sample Program, but who would like to take part for the 2018 harvest have until November 30 to register online at www.grainscanada.gc.ca. There is no charge to enroll, and registered participants have until December 31, 2018 to submit samples taken from their crops.
For the CGC, the program provides crop quality data it can share with marketers to promote the sale of Canadian grain. Details on how to participate.