What Farmers Need to Know Now

The Economic Impact of Cereal Grains on the Canadian Economy

On behalf of Cereals Canada, LMC International undertook a study to assess the impact of domestically grown common wheat, durum wheat, barley, and oats on the Canadian economy. 

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Amalgamation Town Hall Video

On March 15, the two commissions - Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) hosted a virtual Town Hall session to garner feedback about the proposed plan regulation of the one formal entity. 

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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&ED) program for their investment in wheat research and development (R&D) projects.

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Alberta Barley and the Alberta Wheat Commission host an Amalgamation Town Hall

The Alberta Wheat Commission and Alberta Barley are moving forward with the next step to complete the amalgamation by hosting a virtual town hall event to garner feedback about the proposed plan regulation on March 15, 2023.

During this one-hour online session, farmers will learn about the proposed new commission plan regulation including changes from existing wheat and barley plan regulations. Farmers will also gain insight into the amalgamation critical path forward as well as what has been completed to date. Other highlights include the announcement of the nominated interim board and an overview of the additional parts of the regulations.

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FarmCash opens spring application to western Canadian producers to help their farms succeed amid rising interest rates

Starting February 1, 2023, agricultural producers across Western Canada can apply without needing to leave their farm for a FarmCash advance of up to $1 million and receive the first $250,000 interest-free to improve their long-term profitability. 

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Alberta Wheat Commission 10 Year Anniversary

This past summer, on August 1, 2022 marked ten years of marketing freedom for western Canadian farmers with the end of the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). The Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act was tabled by the Harper Government on October 18, 2011, received Royal Assent on December 15, 2011, and the new era of grain marketing was effective on August 1, 2012 with the formation of the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC).

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