The Canadian Grain Commission is going to allow an increased presence of mildew in milling wheat classes, effective immediately.
A two year study shows mildew does not affect the milling qualities of wheat as much as it affects appearance.
Randy Dennis, the Chief Grain Inspector with the Canadian Grain Commission says the changes are designed to minimize the financial affect on farmers and the grain industry in a wet fall period.
New visual standards are being established to reflect increased mildew content in wheat grades.
The changes are for red spring wheat, white wheat, durum and red winter wheat.
The federal Grain Commission says the science-based change will put money directly back into the pockets of Canadian producers, while maintaining the quality of wheat classes.