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Grain research funding announced

The Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF) will invest over $18 million into field crop research in 2015 — more than double the $7.3 million awarded in 2013. Among the projects receiving funding in 2015 are: Genome Canada Large Scale Applied Research Project ($5 million) Systems Approach to Crop Sustainability ($4.3 million over five years, half from […] Read more

Producers eligible to claim commodity checkoff contributions

The federal government annually provides a Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit to producers offering them a tax credit on their checkoff investments. The tax credit percentage for producers who contributed to the Wheat and Barley Checkoff, administered by the Western Grains Research Foundation in 2012 is 85 per cent for wheat and […] Read more


Barley Flour Makes Fantastic Tortillas

If it takes a proven health claim to gain consumer acceptance of barley-based food products, then that’s what Nancy Ames plans to do. Ames, a cereal grain research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Winnipeg, used funding from the Western Grains Research Foundation’s Endowment Fund to develop new food uses for barley. “It started […] Read more

Federal Tax Credit For Farmers On Checkoff

The federal government annually provides a Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit to producers offering them money back on their checkoff investments. The tax credit percentage for producers who contributed to the wheat and barley checkoff (administered by the Western Grains Research Foundation) in 2008 are 80 per cent for wheat and 82 […] Read more