The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) is pledging more than $9.6 million over the next five years to a core breeding agreement (CBA) with the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) Crop Development Centre (CDC). The funding will go towards the development of spring wheat cultivars and provide expanded “core” support for the CDC’s wheat breeding programs,… Read More

Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission and Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association have invested $1.9 million to further research that will, “accelerate the future development of higher yielding, stress resistant wheat varieties for Canadian farmers.” This money is part of the $11.2 million investment made by Genome Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the… Read More

The board of directors for the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission has voted in favour of joining Cereals Canada. A resolution to join the national cereal crop industry association was passed at the group’s annual general meeting in January. The resolution was on the agenda for a Sask Wheat board meeting on Wednesday. “Sask Wheat is… Read More

The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission will be holding an election this fall, as 10 farmers are running for four positions on the SaskWheat board of directors. Here are the nominees: Daryl Fransoo (Meota) William (Bill) Gehl (Regina) Brett Halstead (Nokomis) Jake Leguee (Weyburn) Rodney Luhning (Lumsden) Patricia Lung (Humboldt) Ken Rosaasen (Saskatoon) Trevor Scherman (Battleford)… Read More

A pair of major wheat research announcements coincided with the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $1.5 million for six projects through the Canadian Wheat Alliance. Industry and government partners from across the prairies are also contributing $1.7 million to the genetic and agronomic… Read More

The majority of Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission members at the group’s annual meeting in Saskatoon on Wednesday voted in favour of a resolution to join Cereals Canada. The commission is notably absent from the list of producer organizations that are already members of the national group that aims to “ensure a profitable and vibrant future for… Read More

With the news last week that the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association has become a member of Cereals Canada, some farmers in Saskatchewan are now wondering where their provincial organization — the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission — stands. According to its strategic plan unveiled earlier this month, the goal for the newly-formed Cereals Canada… Read More

These are exciting times for farmers, as new cereal commissions, associations and industry groups crop up (sorry) offer farmers the chance to forge the path ahead for the wheat and barley industry’s market development. Alberta was the first province to set up a development commission following the dismantling of the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly powers… Read More

 

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