Backgrounder: Full list of 2022-2023 crop year changes

Full list of 2022-2023 crop year changes
Effective date Grain type Change
July 1, 2022
  • Wheat, No. 1 Canada Eastern Red Spring
  • Wheat, No. 2 Canada Eastern Red Spring
  • Wheat, No. 3 Canada Eastern Red Spring
Replacing current mildew standard samples for Canada Eastern Red Spring wheat with the following:

  • Wheat, No. 1 Canada Eastern Red Spring, mildew standard (2022)
  • Wheat, No. 2 Canada Eastern Red Spring, mildew standard (2022)
The mildew standard for Wheat, No. 3 Canada Eastern Red Spring will no longer be used as it will no longer be a grading factor for the No. 3 grade.

The use of the last designated standard and print samples for other grades of grain grown in eastern Canada are recommended for designation for the 2022-2023 crop year.
August 1, 2022
  • Wheat, No. 1 Canada Western Red Spring
  • Wheat, No. 2 Canada Western Red Spring
  • Wheat, No. 3 Canada Western Red Spring
  • Wheat, No. 1 Canada Western Red Winter
  • Wheat, No. 2 Canada Western Red Winter
  • Wheat, No. 3 Canada Western Red Winter
Replacing the current mildew standard samples for Canada Western Red Spring (CWRS) and Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) wheats with the following:

  • Wheat, No. 1 Canada Western Red Spring, mildew standard (2022)
  • Wheat, No. 2 Canada Western Red Spring, mildew standard (2022)
The mildew standard for Wheat, No. 3 CWRS, and Wheat, No. 3 CWRW will no longer be used as mildew will no longer be a grading factor for the No. 3 CWRS and No. 3 CWRW grades.

The use of the last designated standard and print samples for other grades of grain grown in western Canada are recommended for designation for the 2022-2023 crop year.
August 1, 2022
  • No. 2 Canada Green Peas
The splits tolerance in No. 2 Canada Green Peas will be changed from 1% to 3%.
August 1, 2022
  • No. 1 Canada Canola
  • No. 2 Canada Canola
  • No. 3 Canada Canola
The tolerance for inconspicuous admixture in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 grades of canola will be changing from 5% to 1.0%.
August 1, 2022
  • Extra No. 1 Canada Beans
The description for good natural colour in beans in the Official Grain Grading Guide will be changed to:

“Beans may be slightly dull, slightly immature or have very lightly adhered soil.”
August 1, 2022
  • Registered and unregistered bean varieties
Only Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) registered varieties of coloured beans will be eligible for the highest statutory grades for beans in Canada. Coloured beans include but are not limited to black beans, cranberry beans, pinto beans, red kidney beans, red Mexican beans, and yellow eye beans.

In previous years, the CFIA granted a temporary exemption from variety registration requirements and the Canadian Grain Commission issued an order allowing non-registered bean varieties to be eligible to receive the highest grade so producers could take advantage of new varieties of coloured field beans that were not yet registered.
August 1, 2022
  • No. 1 Canada Domestic Mustard
  • No. 2 Canada Domestic Mustard
  • No. 3 Canada Domestic Mustard
The tolerance for excreta in the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 grades of domestic mustard seed is changing from 1 kernel-size piece per 500 grams to 0.01%.
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