Tag: Western Grains Research Foundation

WGRF Commits Over $7 Million to Wheat Breeding at U of S and U of M

The Western Grains Research Foundation announced more than $7 million in funding for public wheat breeding at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Manitoba today. $5.2 million in producer check-off funds will go toward the wheat breeding program at the U of S Crop Development Centre over the next five years. The CDC has released and… Read more »

WGRF, AAFC Sign 5-Year, $21 Million Wheat & Barley Breeding Agreement

The Western Grains Research Foundation has announced it will be investing $21.4 million in Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s wheat and barley breeding programs over the next five years — the largest-ever industry investment in AAFC research. Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Keith Degenhardt, vice-chair of WGRF, made the announcement in Saskatoon on Monday morning…. Read more »

WGRF Ramping Up Investment in Crop Research

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) is aggressively increasing the amount of money it’s investing in field crop research. The board for the producer organization recently passed a budget of over $18 million for 2015 — up from a projected $14.8 million in 2014 and $7.3 million spent in 2013. “WGRF member organizations have encouraged… Read more »

More Dollars On the Horizon for the Western Grains Research Foundation

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… Read more »