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Western Winter Wheat Initiative gets $1-million boost

Winter wheat in Western Canada is getting a boost thanks to The Mosaic Company Foundation, the newest member of the Western Winter Wheat Initiative. The foundation is giving the initiative $1 million over the next three years.

“Now that The Mosaic Company Foundation is on board, we are able to continue supporting the growth of winter wheat across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, and have professional agronomists available to help farmers improve their bottom lines,” said Paul Thoroughgood of the Western Winter Wheat Initiative.

The initiative is a collaboration between Bayer Crop Science, Richardson International, Ducks Unlimited, and now the Mosaic foundation to build awareness and credibility of winter wheat with the goal of making it a major crop in Western Canada. It has five agronomists working on the Prairies, including Janine Paly in Alberta. The Mosaic Company Foundation is an offshoot of fertilizer producer Mosaic.

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