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Funding wheat research has been one of Alberta Wheat’s top priorities and greatest successes, say founding directors Kevin Auch and Greg Porozni.

Alberta Wheat says goodbye to two founding board members

Kevin Auch and Greg Porozni have been on the commission’s board since its inception five years ago — and have jumped a few hurdles along the way

They say time flies when you’re having fun. But as two longtime Alberta Wheat board members prepare to say goodbye to the commission they helped build from the ground up, another saying seems just as fitting. It’s never too late to make up for lost time. “There was a void for a long, long time,” […] Read more

Ed Tollefson has 700 acres he couldn’t get off last fall — part of nearly one million unharvested acres province-wide that must be dealt with this spring.

The Big Wreck: One million unharvested acres

The financial hit will be huge and getting rid of those damaged crops 
could delay seeding and put this year’s crop at risk

[Updated: March 20, 2017] Ed Tollefson is worried he won’t be able to get 700 acres of snow-buried crop off his field before seeding this year. And the Valleyview-area farmer is not alone. Alberta producers have reported 967,569 unharvested acres to Agricultural Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) — a massive area that would have cost those […] Read more


Greg Porozni (back left) with Team Canada mission members and Canadian wheat customers in Jakarta. The whirlwind trip through Asia was an eye-opener, says the Willingdon producer.

Team Canada a hit with foreign wheat buyers

Buyers want to know about this year’s crop, talk about what matters 
most to them, and get to know the farmers who grow the wheat

It was a whirlwind visit — seven Asian nations in just 18 days — and an eye-opener for Willingdon farmer Greg Porozni. “It was a gruelling trip, but it was good,” Porozni said after his recent Team Canada mission. “All we did was travel and present and we kept moving.” The chair of Cereals Canada […] Read more

Kevin Bender presents to a group at the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers.

Wheat buyers pumped when Alberta farmers visit

Wheat buyers have all kinds of questions from mycotoxins and food safety 
to supply and crop data, and they also want to meet growers in person

When Lynn Jacobson went to Asia on a trade mission, he found his preconceived notions were completely wrong. “My preconception of what society was like over there was completely changed,” said the grain farmer from Enchant. “I thought they were 10 to 15 years behind us, but in some ways they’re 10 to 15 years […] Read more