Commissions provide new funding for research projects

Combined $2.2 million from Sask Wheat and Alberta Wheat Commission to fund innovative wheat research

Kenneth Brown
of The Crossroads

The wheat commissions in Saskatchewan and Alberta are supporting 11 research projects with new funds through the Agriculture Development Fund (ADF) process.

A joint announcement was made on Sept. 26 to highlight a combined investment of $2.2 million by the Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (Sask Wheat) and Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) to fund innovative wheat research at universities and government research facilities.

The research projects will benefit producers by working on improved crop varieties, agronomic practices and post-harvest strategies, a news release says. Sask Wheat is investing about $2.07 million in all 11 projects while the AWC is investing $138,000 in two projects.

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