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Wheat checkoff to drop in August 2017

Wheat checkoff to drop in August 2017
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Alberta Wheat Commission is lowering the wheat levy by nine cents per tonne as part of a move to a single wheat checkoff. If approved by the province, the combined checkoff will drop to $1.09 in August.

The single checkoff will combine the wheat commission’s current levy with the Western Canadian Deduction, which will end on July 31.

The commission, along with its counterparts in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, will maintain current funding for the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi). The levy will also fund variety development programs chosen by the commission.

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