Variety designation lists
Under the Canada Grain Act, the Canadian Grain Commission has the authority to designate the class of grain for which new grain varieties are eligible. The Canadian Grain Commission maintains variety designation lists for Canadian wheat, barley and flaxseed. The variety designation lists include all varieties eligible for each class.
The variety designation lists help producers and grain handlers identify which varieties are eligible for a grade within a class. The Canadian grain industry uses the lists to keep ineligible varieties from undermining the quality of grain shipments and possibly causing problems for end users.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in consultation with the Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) has adopted a protocol for cancellation of variety registrations by request of the Canadian Representative and Breeder of a given variety. This procedure is available on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website.
Variety designation orders by class of grain, order number and date issued or amended
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