Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced a federal investment of over $4 million in Saskatoon on Tuesday for agronomy research through the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF). It will be matched with more than $1.9 million from WGRF itself, and $1.5 million from grower groups and industry partners, bringing total funding for the second iteration… Read More

The Flax Council of Canada has a new president, as Rick Mitzel has been named to the post, effective immediately. Mitzel replaces Wayne Thompson, who has moved on to serve as executive director at the Western Grains Research Foundation. Mitzel will continue his role as executive director of Saskatchewan Mustard Development Commission and CEO of… Read More

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) has announced the replacement for Garth Patterson, who is retiring from his post as executive director of the organization after 11 years. Wayne Thompson will step into Patterson’s role on December 1, 2022. “We are pleased to welcome Wayne to his new role with WGRF,” says WGRF board chair… Read More

Flax Council of Canada recently announced they have developed a new business plan, focused on market access activities and encouraging new memberships. Wayne Thompson, chief executive officer of Flax Council of Canada, recently joined Kara Oosterhuis to talk about the issues facing the flax industry and how the updated plan will breathe new life into… Read More


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