Organization: Western Grains Research Foundation

Farmer funding supports wheat and barley research

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) has renewed its research support for wheat and barley variety development with $21 million over five years — the largest industry investment in research conducted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The funding will underpin AAFC’s scientific capacity in plant pathology and physiology, entomology and grain quality as well as…

Feds contribute $11 million to wheat and barley research

The federal government is investing $11 million to assist in the development of new wheat and barley varieties. The Canadian Agri-Clusters Initiative (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada-AAFC) will invest $8 million to establish the Canadian Wheat Breeding Cluster along with funding from the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF). The cluster will bring together research expertise to…

Grain producers renew support for crop research

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) has renewed a 10-year funding agreement that will provide $9 million to the Univ of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre. Funding by the WGRF – representing a wide variety of agricultural producers across the Prairies – comes from its producer-funded Wheat and Barley Check-off Funds program. It will focus the…