Checkoff refund deadline looming

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The deadline for applying for a refund for wheat and barley checkoffs is at the end of the month.

The five-year transitional Wheat and Barley Check-Off was established four years ago and is administered by Alberta Barley. The checkoff is 48 cents per tonne of wheat and 56 cents per tonne of barley (four cents per tonne of barley sold in Alberta).

The two checkoffs help fund the Western Grains Research Foundation, Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre, and Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi).

These organizations lead the way in developing new varieties, new markets and more opportunities for wheat and barley farmers.

For more information on the checkoff and refunds, go to or call 1-800-265-9111.

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