Any way you look at it, 90 million dollars is a lot of money. That’s the amount the Western Grains Research Foundation has accrued over the years due to the railways exceeding their revenue cap. That’s sad news for farmers who paid much more than they should have for transport, but the good news is that those dollars get translated into agricultural research to benefit farmers. The question we asked is where is that money going?
Garth Patterson is Executive Director for the non-profit, producer-run organization. Lyndsey Smith asked him how the board directs their funding, what advancements we’ve seen as a result and what’s on their radar for the future.
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