The Alberta Wheat Commission invests into research to ensure our members are able to stay competitive and profitable while maintaining sustainability of their farming operations. By enhancing knowledge, we can have a better understanding of essential tools required to ensure farmers have the ability to produce safe products for tomorrow’s consumers.
Janine Paly, Director at Large
The Alberta Wheat Commission’s research investments allow producers to direct and fund research that adds value to a producer’s bottom line. Strategic investments in variety development and agronomics enable producers to manage the variables of climate change and biotic stresses. In collaboration with industry partners, the Alberta Wheat Commission’s research investment spawns innovation and management efficiencies that continue to move our industry forward.
Terry Young, Region 3 Representative
Every year I continue to see the benefits of the levy dollars my farm contributes to research funded by the Alberta Wheat Commission. Whether it’s through new and improved wheat varieties or research on agronomic tools such as fungicides or plant growth regulators, the investments keep Alberta farmers on the leading edge of wheat production. I believe this farmer-led research benefits all farmers wanting to grow the best wheat crop possible!
Jason Lenz, Director Region 3
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Wheat farmers who pay the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) provincial check-off and do not request a refund are eligible for a tax credit through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program for their investment in AWC-funded research and development (R&D) projects.The tax credit percentage is based on the dollar amount AWC has invested in R&D that meets the criteria laid out by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).