A list of eight agronomic research priorities will receive funding through a new “Integrated Crop Agronomy Cluster” announced by federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay in Saskatoon, Sask. on Thursday — the latest ag research “cluster” to have funding announced by the minister in his cross-country summer tour. $6.3 million under the government’s new Canadian Agricultural Partnership… Read More

Barley grower organizations from the three prairie provinces and the Western Grains Research Foundation are investing $2.4 million over the next five years in the barley variety development program at the University of Saskatchewan’s Crop Development Centre. The funding from Alberta Barley, the Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, the Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association and… Read More

The federal agriculture minister joined the chairs of Genome Canada and the Western Grains Research Foundation in Saskatoon on Tuesday to announce a total of $93 million in funding for 11 agriculture and aquaculture genomics research projects. $30.8 million is coming from the federal government through Genome Canada, with $5 million from WGRF. The balance… Read More

More than $10 million in government and producer funding for crop-related research was announced during the CropSphere meetings in Saskatoon on Tuesday. After announcing $3.3 million for Pulse Canada’s marketing efforts, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz joined Saskatchewan Ag Minister Lyle Stewart to pledge almost $6.9 million for 42 crop research projects through the Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund (ADF)…. Read More

What do you think is the largest opportunity for agronomic research in Western Canada? What are the biggest holdups? What’s the capacity now and going forward? These are big questions, and questions that deserve an answer. Until recently, though, many discussions about the future of agronomic research in Western Canada stopped at the question of… Read More

The Western Grains Research Foundation is kicking off a five-year $4.32 million agronomic research initiative looking at crop production from a multi-crop, rotational perspective. While in Saskatoon on Friday, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan MP Kelly Block announced Ottawa will match WGRF’s investment of up to $2.16 million in its “Systems Approach to Crop Sustainability” project. “The reason… Read More

By Karen Lewis In year two of its existence, the wheat and barley check-off continues to provide producers with a significant “bang for their buck” supporting the growth of the agricultural industry. The five-year federal check-off enables producers to continue supporting the work conducted by the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), Canadian International Grains Institute… Read More

Federal agriculture minister Gerry Ritz was on hand at Agri-Trade at Red Deer, Alta., today to announce over $25 million in funding support for the the National Wheat Improvement Project (NWIP). The Government of Canada, along with the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA)… Read More