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Downgrading factors prevalent in the 2019 harvest


Environmental conditions during the 2019 crop year will affect wheat quality by causing downgrading. Some of these downgrading factors may include, but are not limited to, Immature, Green, Frost/Heat Stress, Mildew and Sprouted kernels. Official definitions of these factors, how they are assessed and the limits for each class/grade can be found in the Canadian Grain Commission’s Official Grain Grading Guide (OGGG)[1]. Quality impacts of these factors are explained in this document.

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Sourdough bread research aims to improve prospects for wheat sensitive individuals

The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotional Council (MWRPC) are pleased to announce their collaborative, cross-border funding of a research project aimed at determining whether the process used to produce sourdough bread could lead to a more easily digested food option for individuals who are sensitive to wheat consumption.

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Bigger crops require increased port capacity

The analysis, conducted by Richard Gray and Mohammad Torshizi of the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, indicates that an additional 10 million metric tonnes (mt) of annual throughput port capacity on Canada’s West Coast could be worth several billion dollars to Prairie farmers.

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