Tag: Don Dewar

MB Wheat & Barley Grower Group Set for First Election

Following the end of the Canadian Wheat Board’s single desk in 2012, new producer organizations were formed to lead market development and research for wheat and barley in Western Canada. In Alberta, the soft wheat and winter wheat commissions joined to form the new Alberta Wheat Commission, while the already-established Alberta Barley Commission assumed some new responsibilities. The… Read more »

Manitoba Wheat & Barley Growers Association to Begin Collecting Checkoff Feb. 1, 2014

The newly created Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association (MWBGA) has cleared the final regulatory hurdle in creating a grower-­driven organization. As of February 1, 2014, the group will begin collecting a refundable checkoff of $0.52/tonne of wheat and $0.50/tonne of barley. The checkoff will be collected by all buyers in Manitoba — feed mills… Read more »