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CWRC appoints new president, transitions host duties to MCA

The Canadian Wheat Research Coalition (CWRC) – a collaboration between the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) – has appointed a new…

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Agricultural producers can now receive $350,000 interest-free with a FarmCash advance, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Bibeau announces major change to the 2023 Advance Payments Program

As of May 8, 2023, western Canadian producers may receive the first $350,000 interest-free on FarmCash advances of up to $1 million, a $100,000 increase to the interest-free limit for the remainder of the 2023 Advance Pa…

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Alberta Wheat and Barley Commissions’ delighted with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) updated guidance on plant breeding innovation

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has recently announced its updated guidance on plant breeding innovation, enabling Alberta’s wheat and barley farmers to access improved plant varieties and supporting their c…

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Agricultural producers across Western Canada can now receive funds on spring FarmCash advances

As of April 1, 2023, agricultural producers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba can now receive their spring FarmCash advance of up to $1 million with the first $250,000* interest-free and take advant…

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RDAR Funds Alberta Regional Variety Trials – Providing Alberta Producers with Access to Crop and Variety Performance Data

RDAR, The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) and Alberta Oat Growers Commission are pleased to announce a $782,400 investment in Alberta Regional Variety Trials (RVT). This project will put verified variety data i…

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Wheat producers can claim 74 per cent SR&ED credit on their 2022 taxes

Wheat producers who pay check-off through the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) and do not request a refund are eligible for a 74 per cent tax credit through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Fund (SR&…

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