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Wheat Growers Welcome New Research Investment by Limagrain Cereals

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is very pleased to see the announcement today of a partnership between CANTERRA SEEDS and LIMAGRAIN that will be developing new varieties of wheat and other cereals for Canadian farmers. The new joint venture, Limagrain Cereals Research Canada, will be based in Saskatoon. “This is an exciting […]

Wheat Growers Welcome Privatization of CWB

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association welcomes today’s announcement of the deal between the CWB and G3 Global Grain Group, which will see $250 million of new investment in the Canadian grain industry. “This deal will strengthen the CWB’s ability to compete for farmers’ grain,” says Levi Wood, President of the Wheat Growers. […]

Wheat Growers Endorse International Wheat Biotechnology Statement

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association has reconfirmed its commitment to the responsible introduction of biotechnology in wheat, as one of 16 signatories to an international statement in support of the technology. “Canadian farmers have seen tremendous benefits from the introduction of biotechnology in canola, soybeans and corn,” says Levi Wood, President of […]

Wheat Growers Applaud Collaboration in National Wheat Improvement Project

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association applauds the level of collaboration demonstrated by various funding partners in the formation of a new wheat research cluster, known as the National Wheat Improvement Project (NWIP). Yesterday’s announcement saw the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF), the Canadian Field Crop Research Alliance (CFCRA) and the Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) partner […]

Wheat Growers Celebrate a Year of Marketing Freedom

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is today celebrating the one year anniversary of an open market for wheat and barley in western Canada. “The move to an open market has met or exceeded all our expectations,” says Levi Wood, President of the Wheat Growers. “It has been a smooth transition, with farmers […]

Wheat Growers Pleased to See Minister Ritz Remain in Agriculture Portfolio

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is pleased to see the Hon. Gerry Ritz remain as Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food in today’s federal cabinet shuffle. “Minister Ritz has shown great leadership in agriculture, promoting open markets and greater market access for Canadian farmers,” says Levi Wood, President of the Wheat Growers. “We’re very pleased the […]

Wheat Growers Support Formation of Saskatchewan Commissions

CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association endorses today’s announcement regarding the formal establishment of development commissions for wheat and barley in Saskatchewan. “The formation of these Commissions will help promote our wheat and barley in international markets and here at home,” says Levi Wood, President of the Wheat Growers. “It will also help ensure we have […]

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